What They're Saying: Jake Burger

“It took us 24 hours to plan the whole trip. Clear your mind, go do something and be a normal person. Don’t be a rehabber. Don’t be a baseball player. Be a normal person and enjoy something. So that was really cool. We saw a Tottenham game, Man City game and a Liverpool game. And there’s nothing like it over there. It’s crazy. I’ve been to a Super Bowl. And it blew that out of the water.”

-- Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Jake Burger, whose two ruptured left Achilles and a bruised heel cost him three years of baseball time, on the soccer trip -- "100 percent trip of a lifetime" -- he and his current White Sox teammate, pitcher Ryan Burr, and another pitcher, Jimmy Lambert, took to England in late 2019 to get a break from their rehabilitation for serious injuries. Soccer was a mainstay on the training room television screens at the White Sox's Camelback Ranch training facility in Arizona. (MLB.com)
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