Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 6/8/13
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There is a third baseman in the American league right now that is playing superb baseball. His glove is gold material, his bat is hot, and he plays the game like he is still in the sandlot. No, I am not talking about Miguel Cabrera, I’m talking about the Athletics sophomore Josh Donaldson. It`s unfortunate that this young man won`t be going to the all-star game this year. It is an unfortunate coincidence that the best player in baseball also plays third base for an American league team. But Josh`s story is nothing short of miraculous as he made his way from a zero last year, to the latest hero of the no-name greens and gold’s. Levon Donaldson, Josh`s dad, was put into prison for fifteen years on drug and violence charges when Josh was very young. Instead of doing what most young boys do, Josh never pointed his finger at his father or at his working mother. Josh embraced sports as a young man and drew local attention for his all-state football ability and his perfect golf swing. Howe...
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