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Mariners Steve Delabar Left Speechless After Going From School Teacher To Big League Pitcher In Six Months

Six months ago, the odds of Steve Delabar becoming a big league pitcher may have been longer than the odds of him winning the Power Ball jackpot. Delabar’s five year minor league career in the San Diego Padres organization never saw him make it beyond the Low-A Fort Wayne Wizards. He was exiled to the Independent Leagues in 2008. In 2009 while pitching for the Brockton Rox he blew out his arm. With his baseball career seemingly over he went back to his native Kentucky and got a job as a substitute teacher and high school baseball assistant coach. What happens from there is the stuff movies are made of as this must read piece by the Seattle Times writer Geoff Baker describes the whirlwind six months that took Delabar from Kentucky high school fields to a Major League Baseball diamond with the Seattle Mariners. It’s the most incredible story since Jim Morris. An absolute must read.

Mariner Steve Delabar goes from classroom to majors — SeattleTimes.com

UPDATE: Here is an audio interview conducted with Delabar from ESPN 710 in Seattle in which he offers further insight into his incredible journey.

More audio at MyNorthwest.com

Brockton Rox Indy League Team To Sell $80 Hot Dog

In an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records, the independent league Brockton Rox will sell an $80 Hot Dog starting on July 23rd which happens to be National Hot Dog Day. The dog will be a half pounder, deep fried and rolled in truffle oil, coated with porcini dust, sprinkled with white truffle shavings, and topped with creme fraiche, caviar and fresh roe. The previous record for most expensive hot dog is $69 at the New York City restaurant Serendipity 3. On the field, the Rox are managed by former Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner.

UPDATE: They only sold two of the hot dogs. Link contains a picture of the hotdog.