Some heartfelt words from Rocco
Former Rays outfielder Rocco Baldelli shared with Espn.com's Jerry Crasnick some personal thoughts from the 2008 season about his love for the game, written at a time when his career appeared to be jeopardy due to a mitochondrial disorder and before he knew he would return to the field.
Here is an excerpt:
"Obviously, for most players, there's almost no way to know when your last day in uniform will be. My final at-bat may have passed me by already, but I feel extremely fortunate for what I've been able to experience as a major league baseball player. The joy it gave me can never be duplicated and the memories can never be taken away. Remembrance of that period in my life will always make me smile."
And here is a link to the full text.