When you make it to the pro’s … any level, and you sign a line that say’s
in so many words… your owned outright … think … and think a lot, about
those deals that say you can only sign – autograph – put a mark on stuff
that has the club’s logo on it, the franchise, a certain trading card deal, and so forth.
Because, some day you’ll be walking past a youngster who looks up to you and looks up to you big time…. and he or she will want in the worse way your autograph … something of you. Don’t be like the stiffs that call themselves pro ballplayers and be restricted by a “deal”. Don’t say…” Sorry kid, can’t.”
If any of you make it, and make it big, remember the lean times … remember the kid that you once were … remember the vision through who’s eyes see you.
The title Major Leaguer comes with an awesome responsibility that goes far beyond the sports page, the balance sheet and net worth.