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Charlie Morton: 'I'm Not Surprised That People Looked At Me Like I Was A Headcase'

BRADENTON (93-7 The Fan) – Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton sat down with The Fan Morning Show at Pirates spring training on Monday to chat with the guys about his off season and what lies ahead for him.

Here is some of what he had to say:

On playing with his contract extended:
"I feel more relaxed. I don't necessarily look at it as though I've earned it, that's going to happen over the course of the contract, to me. I want to out pitch the contract."

On how he used to over think things:
"Talking to the media can sometimes be therapeutic. It's almost like you do it just to get it out. And that's a mistake I made early in my career, because I wanted to tell everybody everything. I just wanted to get it out. I'm not surprised that people looked at me like I was a headcase because I was talking to them like they were a psychiatrist."

On how he has improved in that regard:
"It's gotten better. I mean, I still think those thoughts, but at the same time, I think there's a little bit more of a filter there It's definitely better to think less, to simplify things, because people who do think a lot tend to complicate things, and I'm as guilty of that as anybody."

The interview can be heard here:

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The Fan Morning Show will be broadcasting live from Pirates spring training in Bradenton every day this week. Listen to them live 5:40-10 a.m. and visit to get interview summaries and audio after the show.

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