Originally Posted by Garrett
You may know that, but I never saw that published anywhere. I read the papers closely. Maybe Austin needs someone to publicize the reasons for his absences. He's being paid almost a million this year to work part time. Seems to me he could have visited a hospital in Lexington and worked in Louisville on the same day.
Or maybe people should mind their own personal business. I don't need to read about it in a newspaper to know it's true. Austin grew up just a few streets away from me in my neighborhood. He played ball at the same park that my boy does. His parents are fine people that still live in the same house to this day (although he is currently building a new one for them). Austin and his father are extemely close and his father's health has been an issue the last 2-3 years. Austin also has a fiance that substitute teaches at the middle school down the street. During the time period when he was being sent down, Austin visited her at school and spent hours signing stuff for the students in the cafeteria.
Oh, remember that park where he used to play ball? He also used some of his "lazy time" this summer to become the Chairperson for a major fundraising campaign called the "Miracle League." You see, the manchild in Austin actually realizes that his local popularity will greatly contribute to the accumulation of dollars necessary to modify the fields at this park. That way, all of the special needs children (age 4-19) who love to play baseball will finally have a place that they can call their own.
But I guess none of this matters unless Hal McCoy puts it in his column and you read it.