So many baseball players these days take their jobs for granted. Many play baseball not just because they’re good at it, but because of the money. Alex Rodriguez signed a $252 million contract for the Texas Rangers in 2000. Anybody in the entire world would love to be in his shoes. After all, what would you do with $252 million? For myself, I would love to be in Alex Rodriguez’s shoes, not because of the money, not because of the fame, but because if I were in his shoes, I would just treasure every moment of every second that I am on that field. I would treasure every step I take in the dirt of such legendary baseball parks like Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park, Dodger Stadium and Wrigley Field. I would treasure every moment I get to spend in the same vicinity of such future Hall-of-Famers like Barry Bonds, Randy Johnson, Sammy Sosa and Roger Clemens.
I would feel like the luckiest person alive every time I am reminded that I am living the dream, a dream that many people like myself would die to get the chance to do. Twenty-five lucky people for each team get the honor to say to the whole world that they play baseball as a living ad support their families. I would give anything for the chance at becoming one of them. Yes, baseball players do make a great deal of money and more money than anyone could possibly imagine. But if you do give me the opportunity to be a professional baseball player, you wouldn’t have to pay me a single cent.