Veteran’s Day Special: The Story of a Never-Was

Posted: 11th November 2009 by Evan Bruschini in MLB
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I want to ask each and every one of you a question. What becomes of the never-was? Not the has-beens, the drop-outs, or the draft-day busts. I speak of the men who were never given their chance to compete at the major league level. They were robbed of the chance to play the game they loved. I present to you, on this Veteran's Day, the story of one such man. I consider this man to be a friend. I do not know his family, or his friends. I merely know him as the man who cleans, sells, and ships my glasses. I come in to have my lenses cleaned and listen to one of his clever jokes. One day, I sit down, and he takes my glasses, and begins one of his classic yarns. "Did I ever tell you I was drafted by the Phillies?" I just stared blankly in bewilderment. I knew that he was a big baseball fan, but ...

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