Yoenis Cespedes hosts a youth golf clinic despite being, you know, a pro baseball player
It's not all that strange for Major League players to host clinics and camps to teach kids baseball skills and fundamentals. It is about 800,000 times stranger for a player to teach a sport that they don't play professionally. Then again, Yoenis Cespedes is unlike any other player.
The canary-armed outfielder with a fleet of souped-up cars is also a savant on the golf course. An amazing athlete, Cespedes is already shooting between the low-70s and 80s within two years of picking up the game. So when he teamed with the City Parks foundation and headed out to a public park to teach that other game of hitting things with sticks to some youngsters, he knew what he was talking about.
Cespedes said, "It's not about baseball or golf. It's about these children, about helping them better themselves as athletes. About picking a sport and continuing with that."
Of course, with a swing like this, Cespedes admitted that he's got eyes on a second career when he wraps up his ballplaying career.
"I don't know if I'll get there, but I know that after I finish playing baseball, I want to play golf professionally, so we'll see how far I get."
Maybe he could team up with Ken Griffey Jr. and they could have their own league of tag-team Major League golfers.