This reminds me of a great scene from "Bull Durham" where Kevin Costner sits down the cocky young rookie played by Tim Robbins and teaches him how to be interviewed in the big leagues. He makes him memorize boring cliches like "We got to play 'em one day at a time" and "I'm just happy to be here and I hope I can help the ball club". He and other minor league mentors should throw in a few extra lessons like periods and putting spaces between words.
No one expects athletes to be Rhodes scholars, but they should at least have an understanding of sentence structure and syllables. After all, guys like these are getting thousands of dollars of FREE education for throwing and catching a ball. Meanwhile, big time universities are pushing away students who want to learn so they can give it away to guys and gals who don't show up for class because they couldn't remember if the big or little hand indicates hours, only to realize they are wearing a digital watch.