5 Mar 2013
The story of how minor leaguer Brock Bond got into professional baseball is humorous.
It was a mistake. A clerical error.
The Giants meant to take Casey Bond, a gliding, 6-foot-3 center fielder out of Lipscomb University in Tennessee. They mistakenly took a high-achieving, 5-foot-11 infielder from the University of Missouri.
But what he did once he got that opportunity is an inspiration. It’s the story of a guy who realizes he shouldn’t be there, but is determined to make everyone forget that.
Brock Bond had to prove himself at every level but just kept finding ways to get on base, and kept holding on to playing time. A switch hitter, he has drawn 256 walks to 266 strikeouts over six seasons, and last year at Triple-A Fresno, he hit .332 with a .422 OBP in 106 games.
Often, part of success is being in the right place at the right time. What will you do with the opportunity when it happens?
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