E.A. Sports Today

Long on a roll

Former Jacksonville player as comfortable as ever at the plate, and that's bad news for the pitchers he faces

EDITOR NOTE: This is another in an occasional series on players from in and around Calhoun County playing professional baseball this summer

“I’m swinging it pretty well, I’m seeing the ball well. I’m so comfortable I feel there’s no pitcher who can get me out.”-- Shed Long

By Al Muskewitz
East Alabama Sports Today

Shed Long is more comfortable at the plate than he’s ever been in his baseball career. That’s really good for Shed Long. It’s good for his Daytona Tortugas and it’s not so good for the teams they play.

Did we say it was really good for Shed Long?

The former Jacksonville catcher turned second baseman is hitting the ball better than ever, and it couldn’t be coming at a better time.

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