I always thought that my story had a special ending, something they'd make a movie about. I was the player who never took a day off, and never gave up. I endured two elbow surgeries, both sending me crashing down at peaks in my career. I never quit, and always believed in myself.
But, it never got easier.
I battled injuries my whole career, and have devoted myself to preventing them in the young athletes I work with. I tell my story to help pass on the wisdom and lessons I've learned during years of hardship, failure and success.
What did I learn in the end? No one owed me anything, and the difficulty was what made my career so fulfilling.
Hanging Up My Cleats Was The Hardest Thing I've Ever Done.
Want to know what it's like to really, truly chase a dream? Dear Baseball Gods is my book and podcast about the journeys of no-name players like myself, guys who gave it their all but fell short. For every Big League success story, there are 100 failures by mere mortals, all of whom are champions in their own right.
Listen to my podcast, Dear Baseball Gods, and carry on the legacy of the underdog.