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.