World Series MVP Edgar Renteria might be the state of the art for the best and worst of big league baseball.
Edgar narrowly survived an injury-riddled season. He spent three stints on the DL, lost his starting job early in the year, and then was released just days after the Series Victory Parade.
Renteria reflected on his low-point after clinching the Title in game 5, “It was a tough year. I told myself to keep working hard and keep in shape because something is going to be good this year.”
That’s easy to say in a champagne-soaked celebration. But the lesson is two-fold — keep working hard and expect something good to happen even in the worst of situations.
That’s what Renteria did. And that’s big league.
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