Good story and strengthens the old addage if you're not playing for the love of
the game then what are you playing for? I wish this guy would have watched the
Rookie and realized that the opportunity he had to play Major League Baseball is
extremely special and a tragedy he walked away from it. As far as fulfillment,
I guess developing real estate would be considered fulfilling?
I lived in the Los Angeles area while Christensen played for the Dodgers in
2001. Although a brief tenure, he was an exciting ballplayer that was quickly
garnering fan support (a .329 batting average doesn't hurt, 49 at-bats or not).
I would have given most anything for his opportunity in the Majors, but if the
heart is not in it then it's time to hang them up.