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.
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?