Gardner, Murphy aim to excel in hot spot

Yankees and Mets both confident young outfielders will thrive in the toughest of towns

Originally Published: April 21, 2009
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees' center fielder is 5 feet, 10 inches and 185 pounds worth of former college walk-on, forever driven to prove people wrong. He plays the game with the exuberance of Bo Obama frolicking on the White House lawn.

The Mets' left fielder, in contrast, plays with a maturity that belies his youth. He's deliberate and analytical in his approach to all things baseball. Like Winston Wolfe, the cold-blooded crisis manager in "Pulp Fiction," he solves problems.

Brett ...

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