I root for guys like this, you know they have to love the game.
Max St. Pierre's perseverance has paid off. The Detroit Tigers have added an awfully happy backup catcher.
The 30-year-old rookie was brought up to the big leagues on Wednesday after 14 seasons - spanning 978 games - in the minors. His next at-bat - and manager Jim Leyland promised he'd get one - will be his first in the majors.