I know this is about pro baseball, but stories like this just make you feel good and want to pull for the guys. It helps that I like the RedSox and hate the Yankees, but that's another story. Anyway, read about these two unlikely heroes and how they have helped Boston lately. I think I'll make my teenage son read this - he's a basketball player, but it might make him try just a bit harder for that rebound. :>
To give this just a little bit of an Alabama football angle, I'll ask you this:
Which Alabama football player had the most unlikely path to Crimson Tide glory?
Of course, everyone will think of Mt Cody, coming from a Juco and becoming a star almost immediately. But are there any other such stories from Tide lore that you know of?