Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Bobby Scales Pro Baseball Player

Bobby Scales was called up to the major leagues this week.
He spent 11 years in the minors,riding buses,eating at fast food joints and staying in sub standard hotels and motels.For 11 years!
He is 31 now,and throughout the off season Bobby was a substitute teacher,trying to make ends meet.
His first time up with the Cubs he struck out,the next time up he got a base hit.
He also did very well fielding some tricky plays.
Bobby may get sent back to the minors,maybe even this week.
Hopefully there will be a spot for him in the lineup.
The thing that impresses me about this is the persistence he has shown.How many minor league players would have given up?
Has anything inspired you to keep trying for 11 years?
I think I would have given up.


Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know that I found your blog through Michelle's and have really enjoyed reading some of your thoughts and stories. Your stories remind me of ones my Grandpa has told. Over the past several years I have gotten to know Rob and Michelle some and they are both amazing people. Just wanted to let you know that I was encouraged by your writing.

Jonathan H.

Anonymous said...

your blog came up on the "next blog" link when I clicked to see what was "next." Funny that your post was about exactly what I have been thinking and doing for the past few months. Also enjoyed your historical stories and the post about your daughter.