"I’m not used to not having to be anywhere."
(Aaron Crow, via Kansas City Star, 10/5/2008)
Bill Reiter of Kansas City Star catches up with Aaron Crow, who finds life without structure is a little boring:
...he’s not in college anymore, not playing baseball, not signed to a major-league team. Life is made up of staying up late, hanging out with friends, swinging by Missouri’s practices to feel like part of a team again, sleeping in and, yes, at times zoning out in front of the television and forgetting where he’s supposed to be.
Sounds like a recipe for disaster for a guy trying to stay in shape and stay healthy as he waits around for next June's draft, doesn't it? Best of luck to you, young man. Break a leg.
There isn't much new information in the story that you haven't heard a thousand times already, but there are some interesting quotes in there from Crow that *almost* sound like...regret?
"It was a long process. Sure there’s stuff I’d do differently now. For some reason the Nationals thought what I was saying was not what I was saying. They thought they were going to break me. That I’d fold and do whatever they wanted me to do. I wish I’d made it more clear that this is what I wanted. They tried to bully me...I know there’s a risk of getting hurt, but I don’t think that’s going to happen."
Is he wishing for a do-over? I know I am.
(AP Photo by Nick King)