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Saturday, July 21, 2012
[bq]Thompson, a high school football star and one of the top safety recruits in the country, will now head to the University of Washington to start his football season. He leaves behind his summer in Fort Myers having gone 0-for-39 with 37 strikeouts and eight walks. ...
The hitless month earned Thompson the most undesirable kind of national attention. First, Deadspin picked up on his struggles. That sort of notoriety was distasteful enough. But then came the derisive claim by a national baseball columnist that, finally, he’d found the pro baseball player with skills inferior to his own and those of his readers.
That was the comment that set off a number of members of the Red Sox organization, who circled the wagons around a player who this summer became one of the most popular in the minor league system. It was the sort of critique that not only struck them as wildly unfair but also, in a larger sense, was potentially damaging to the sport that Thompson was trying to play.[/bq]
[bq]But more recently, amidst the concussion crisis in the NFL, both Thompson and his family thought that it might be worth exploring an alternate route. He’d loved baseball as a kid, and so, they decided, perhaps he could give a second sport another chance.[/bq]
Very interesting and detailed look at the Red Sox’ 18th round pick in this year’s draft. Gives a lot more detail about what the Sox saw in him and how Green-Thompson has dealt with his struggles and answers the question of why he’s been playing rather than just working out in a batting cage somewhere.
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