10/13/2004: Thought for the Day:
As fans we are wrapped up in the competition of it all (which, in addition to the mere thrill of seeing a sport being played at its absolute highest level, is what it's all about.) But think about it. Jeff Suppan has a life that he owes to the game. He's considered quite a bargain in the scheme of things but dude has made many millions of dollars throwing a baseball. I don't care what job you have, I know you'd trade with the Soup Man (unless you're Earl Miller.) Suppan owes his LIFE to the fact that he impressed some people while in high school enough to be signed, and then to the fact that he showed that he could pitch at the big league level in the first year or two he was in MLB. (Which, would be, I think, the biggest games of his professional career.) Once a guy shows that he can be at least a .500 pitcher he should be able to make enough money to set him up for life. See - Mark Clark. To further succeed (as he most assuredly did last night) is to only enhance that life; hence the phrase "biggest game of his life" might be misplaced.
--Brian Gunn [redbirdnation.blogspot.com]
Len on 10.13.04 @ 08:18 AM CST