Ibanez Is Fighting to Show Yankees They Made the Right Choice
By Peter Kerasotis // March 20, 2012
PETER K IN THE NEW YORK TIMES
Published: March 20, 2012
The New York Times
TAMPA, Fla. — Raul Ibanez has a friend who is a member of the Navy SEALs, and he recalled a time in San Diego when his buddy pointed to a patch of the Pacific Ocean.
“He showed me where he jumped out of an airplane in the dark, swam seven miles, did a mission, and then swam seven miles back,” Ibanez said. “I asked him what happens if you quit swimming, and he looked at me and said, ‘You don’t quit.’
“I love that kind of stuff.”