Quentin intensely driven to succeed

Returning from broken right wrist, slugger picking up where he left off last season

Originally Published: May 2, 2009
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- He is a ball of awkward energy, a hunchback of a man in the batter's box. He's part Hulk, and his body language suggests that you shouldn't talk to him, bother him or disturb him while he's preparing for his job. It's not that White Sox left fielder Carlos Quentin doesn't like you; it's just that he doesn't have time for you. You are a fan, the media, or anything else that is not a seamed white ball. That white ball is all that matters to him. It's what he obsesses over; it's what he ...

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