Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Someone to root for

I've been negative about a lot of players lately, and then I read this story about David Eckstein dealing with his father's illness.

Eckstein, who's five foot seven on his tippy toes plays the game the way it should be played. He out-performs players with more natural talented because he plays with the intensity of a little leaguer (not the kid chasing butterflies in right field).

Eckstein comes from a family with a history of kidney problems. From the article I linked above: "I just have always given everything I had," he said. "Growing up as a kid, with my oldest brother and two sisters losing kidneys, I could never complain."

As long as he doesn't sign with the Yankees, I'll keep rooting for Eckstein.

1 comment:

Patriotsy2k said...

A positive article, for a change, by Bartcop sports. I am sure the Godfather will have something negative to say about his, however.