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Friday, April 2, 2010

Scott Atchison Makes The Team

In a nice feel-good story, 34-year-old Scott Atchison made the Red Sox Opening Day roster. Atchison had pitched in Japan previously and put up some awesome numbers. He continued that trend in Spring Training, posting a 1.50 ERA in 10 appearances.

What makes it a feel-good story is why Atchison came back to the US. His daughter Callie has a rare illness and Atchison wanted his daughter to be closer to her hospital for her treatment. So all this was for his daughter. With my own situation, I was pulling extra hard for Atchison but didn't want to jinx it by talking about it. Because, as a Red Sox fan, I am convinced that anything I do or say could affect the Red Sox in a tangible and likely negative fashion.

Congratulations, Scott.

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