— Days Without Shea —

A couple nice little items today that put baseball in some perspective:

The NY Times has a profile of Nelson Figueroa. The minor league mainstay pitcher is upfront about his chances and his financial situation. And while it may be hard to feel sorry for someone who made over $400K last year, the fact is for players on the fringe, these are the prime earning years. 

""I've been playing for 15 years and I haven't made a million dollars," he said. "I'd like some security for my family, of course."

Loge13 is thinking good thoughts for Nelson this year.

And I was heartened by a post from Optimistic Met Fan, who shares with readers his Citi Field ticket plans for the season. It was refreshing to read the musings of a fan, psyched for the new season and the joy of the game, nothing else. That's about all we have to look forward to this year anyways.

[March 22, 2010 9:48 AM]  |  link  |  reply
oktoday said

I am a fan of him, and hope that he either makes it w/the Mets, or w/another team.

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