I put down the phone. Was this real? A second Tommy John Surgery?
When I was a freshman in college, I was the last pitcher on the depth chart. When I graduated, I was our #1. But, I graduated in a sling, bitten by injury. After battling back, three years later, I got that same fateful call: I'd need a second one.
It wasn't easy, but I became an All-Star after each of my two elbow surgeries. I was honest with myself and did what it took to keep improving, learning how to pitch. I kept getting better, and kept getting chances. I made the most of them, but in the end fell a little short of the Major Leagues. Listen to my story: if I could make something out of myself, so can you.