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Mark DeRosa: The Man in the Arena

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The speech has been an inspiration for Nationals utility man Mark DeRosa since he was an undergrad at the University of Pennsylvania playing both football and baseball. It was given by former President Teddy Roosevelt on April 23, 1910 at the Sorbonne in Paris. One small part has long resonated with athletes everywhere. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong...

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