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Closer to home: Christensen hangs up cleats, joins family business

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  • Bubby Termath
    May 17, 2008 10:54 a.m.

    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.

  • Billy N. Forsee
    Sept. 17, 2007 10:32 p.m.

    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?