Saturday, January 23, 2010

grant desme

What a long, deep breath of fresh air.

By most accounts, Grant Desme--a standout MLB baseball player in the minor leagues--is due to be called up to the majors this spring. He's one of Oakland's top prospects. Last season, in fact, he was the only player in the entire minors with 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases.

So is 23-year-old Desme sticking around for the millions of dollars and off-the-charts fame that are sure to come his way? Nope.

He's walking away from baseball and entering a seminary:
"I was doing well at ball. But I really had to get down to the bottom of things. I wasn't at peace with where I was at . . . I love the game, but I aspire to higher things. I know I have no regrets."
Pretty darn stout.


  1. Good to know that those people still exist. What a wonderful testimony.