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Negativity surrounding Upton unfounded

"What in the world did Justin Upton think he was doing the other night, picking up his bat and heading into the indoor cages at PNC Park, after his D-backs had pummeled the Pirates? Didn't he know he was supposed to be on the team bus, headphones on and visions of room service or clubbing or late-night television dancing in his head? How dare this kid hone his craft? How dare he care? After all, that doesn't fit the narrative of unfulfilled potential and lackluster effort. That doesn't make it any easier to understand why the D-backs would even consider trading him at 24. What do you have to say for yourself, Justin? "I know I'm a hard worker, and my teammates and coaches know that, too," Upton says. "People are misinformed and just talk out of ignorance. At the end of the day, you can't worry about those things. People are going to attack your character whether they know you or not. You've got to know who you are and stick with it." [Suck it, AZCentral. Suck it long, and suck it hard...]

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