Baseball is a great metaphor for life. Sometimes we're not the best, or not at our best, but ultimately we just have to persevere and make things happen through sheer determination. I was 5'2" in high school and never in my wildest dreams imagined I would be playing pro ball for a decade. Yet here I am. Wiser, taller and throwing 97.
Below is my story, as told through one June game and mostly through the voice of one of my heroes, Vin Scully. I was on the Braves, pitching against Kershaw and the Dodgers. These stories are full of Scully-isms and left several family members in tears, but ultimately Kershaw one upped Scully and left me with a nice bruise on my back... compliments of a hit by pitch. Now? I'm on Kershaw and Scully's team -- loving every minute of it.