While spring training can be devastating for those who have to face the reality of not making a team, it also brings out a great deal of happiness for some, especially for those players who have labored a long time to reach a certain level.
Down in Fort Myers, FL where the Minnesota Twins train there seems to be one really happy, perhaps giddy player.
The guy who we can almost picture with a constant grin is first baseman Chris Colabello, last season’s Most Valuable Player in the Can-Am League as well as Baseball America magazine’s choice as Independent Baseball Player of the Year. What makes the 6-foot-4 Colabello so happy is that after seven seasons of playing in the Can-Am League he is finally getting his first solid opportunity to play for a major league organization.
This type of opportunity does not happen often for a 28-year-old who did not get drafted out of Assumption College (Worcester, MA) and has waited so long, spending all this time with the professional...