As Cruz pointed to his longtime friend in celebration and the pair embraced, he said his thoughts raced to the youth fields of Arizona they once shared.
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"I wish I could be the type of player Ben Olsen was," Cruz said. "People all over are going to make comparisons to many different players. Obviously, I appreciate the opinions of other people. I have a whole lot to live up to for me to be like him."