Originally posted on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 9/3/13
Aumont was sent home, Gillies is on the disabled list with a disputed injury, and Ramirez has been horrible in relief just four years after being acquired in the Lee trade with Seattle. Photo by Jay Floyd On my 24th birthday, I unloaded shoes off of a truck at the Marshall’s department store. I put security devices on the expensive ones, took the tissue paper out of all of them, and put colorful stickers on each pair with size indicators so that they would be easier to re-pair if they became loose or “mis-mated” on the sales floor. Equipped with a couple of pieces of paper that said I was able to retain knowledge and a few dreams, I tagged, tissued, and stickered those shoes dutifully each day. In sharp contrast, Phillippe Aumont is a 24-year old baseball player. In both 2012 and 2013, he saw time with the Philadelphia Phillies and has one of the most devastating, if not uncontrollable curveballs in all of baseball. By age 24, he has reached the top level of his profession twice, the equivalent
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