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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Washington Times | That much closer

Drew Storen just turned 22 years old, and two months before that, he signed a deal with the Washington Nationals that gave him a $1.6 million signing bonus.

He pulls up to the ballpark in a yellow pickup truck - not an immodest ride but one that certainly lets onlookers know he has done well for himself at a young age.

So you might be a little surprised to learn that Storen, the 10th pick in June’s MLB draft, thinks this whole minor league experience - living with a host family, busing around the Mid-Atlantic and dressing in clubhouses the size of a locker room at your local community center - is actually kind of cool.

“A lot of times you hear the extreme horror stories. With the book ‘Odd Man Out’ out, you’re hearing all that,” Storen said. “It’s really not as bad as everybody makes it. We get taken care of here.”

Coot Veal and Cot Deal taste like Old Bay Posted: August 12, 2009 at 11:09 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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