Most people are not fond of others who are arrogant and cocky. And, they prefer the company of those who are humble and modest. The reasons why are somewhat obvious.
However, doesn't a ballplayer need some level of arrogant and cocky attitude? Doesn't that come with the self-confidence that offsets self-doubt and insecurity?
Granted, of course, there are levels of being arrogant and cocky - and it doesn't always need to be loud and obnoxious. Quiet confidence?
Or, is being being arrogant and cocky not desirable in a baseball player?