Tough call

My favorite sports book remains Jim Bouton’s baseball tell-all Ball Four. One memorable part of the book is the stretch where he gets sent to the minors and spends a week on the road playing the Hawaii Islanders.

It’s a fabulous week for Bouton – he saves every game in sight, spends his days on the beach drinking and getting sunburned and even discovers that the Hawaii ballpark serves great concession foods. After reflecting on this, he and a bullpen mate conclude one night that if a player was on the Islander roster and got called up to the major leagues, it would be a damned tough choice.

So I have an idea of how Colt Brennan feels these days.

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