Jason Motte tore a ligament in his right elbow during spring training in 2013 and had Tommy John surgery to fix it, but that operation requires about a full year of rehab before a pitcher can return to the mound in a Major League Baseball game.
As one who has never experienced such a thing, but has many friends and relatives who have, across many wars and military operations, I am humbled and thankful every day for their dedication and humility.
Not many experiences are as touching as when a service man or woman comes home from war to reunite with their family.
While we hold major league players in such high regard, the reality is that the men and women of our military are the true heroes.
When trying to write about the military I simply cannot come up with the perfect words. There are no words powerful enough to describe the magnitude of respect I have for military personnel.
To go along with this event, this week I will highlight a commemorative baseball card set that also honors American heroes, the 1991 Topps Desert Shield set.
Cardinals left-handed relief pitcher Kevin Siegrist appeared in his 13th career Major League Baseball game Friday against the Chicago Cubs and finally became like every other pitcher in the game, one that has allowed at least one run.
The biggest move of the winter took center stage on Opening Day for the Kansas City Royals.
As expected, the Royals starting rotation is the weak link of the team.
You may have seen Sunday’s St Louis Cardinals victory over the Houston Astros, and Tyler Greene’s 2-HR day. Was it historic? You betcha.