I've stopped reading most of the threads about the Reds problems, partly because it's May 2, and partly because it bums me out. I wanted to have a place where we can link awesome stuff from this baseball season since baseball is the greatest sport man has ever conceived, and it's supposed to be fun. I'll get it started.
The Evan Gattis story is amazing to me. USA Today has a really nice piece about his battle with depression and addiction and how he's bounced back from being a janitor. This is one of the most beautiful parts of the story to me:
We rely so much on stats and schedules and slumps and lineups, and it's easy to forget that, at it's core, baseball is still about people.Gattis, 6-4, 235 pounds, who had played 49 games higher than Class A and none above Class AA, openly wept when Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez told him at the end of spring training that he made the team.