I can’t think of anything to write that would give this piece a proper intro. Just go read it, it’s well worth it.
Everything about that article was absolutely brilliant.
Thanks for calling the story to our attention.
I don’t get why they were so cold in the beginning. Usually wealthy major leaguers get blamed for ignoring fans (even if they dont deserve the blame) and walking right by autograph seekers, not minor league lifers.
I think the non-propsects motivation for ignoring the fans is that he is simply embarrassed. Embarrassed for himself for not feeling that being a professional baseball player (particularly a non-prospect) is special enough that any one should want his autograph and embarrassed fro those seeking it.
I have a couple of friend who scored big playing tournament poker, and getting serious airtime on ESPN. They are celebrities within that community and get hounded for autographs all the time. Now THAT is dumb.
By my estimation, the are roughly a million recreational players who could improve their game with enough focus, get hot and win a big tournament. But even these fringe minor leaguers are amongst the top 1000 or so at playing baseball, something that countless millions of boys dreamed of doing if they were only talented enough. Thanks for the nice link.
What a wonderful piece. Thanks for sharing the link, Mike.
Deeply touching story. Thanks for sharing the link.
a wonderful story, god bless that child
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