Loved the article. I followed Mitch Jones' minor league career as well as
his brief MLB career. He was a great role model and could crush the ball!!!!!
I hope Jacob listens to him. Jacob should also seek out advise from current RMs
turned MLB players such as Matt Lindstrom and Jermey Guthrie. I am sure they
could give him more sound advise on getting to the MLB. Good luck young man. I
will be following your Cubs career!
Excellent insights in this article! I love it when Dick connects us with such
experts as Mitch Jones.
@BYUalumHow in the world could you complain that you were expecting
"a full article about a new draftee, Jacob Hannemann, and ended up with
someone else named Jones!"?The first clue about the context of
the article should have been the headline, "Former pro (that would be Jones)
breaks down BYU's Hannemann's decision to turn pro." And
that's EXACTLY what Dick Harmon preceded to do. Like a good thesis
statement, his headline told us exactly what the article would be about. My
goodness! I grow tired of people not thinking before they spout off. Social
media has become the new whaa, whaa, whaa medium for whiners and complainers who
just seem to love to criticize.
Re: Chris BI don't know where in the article it says that
he's signing up for pro-baseball to go party, even though that is certainly
his choice if that's what he wants to do. But I have a feeling that after
having worked hard for 2 years telling people that you will be happier if you
don't do those things . . . it's highly likely that he won't
resort to that kind of lifestyle.I'm not sure if you are
religious or not, but actually everyone is a sinner and everyone needs God. Even
people who live the 'Mormon life' are sinners. There can
be nice things about the party life on the surface. But for people who have
lived both lifestyles (and I know several), many would say that life is happier,
more peaceful and more problem free when you make responsible decisions.
News flash, there is absolutely nothing wrong with people going to the bars for
a few drinks or hooking up with girls, so long ad you are not in a steady
relationshipThe Deseret news needs to learn that Mormon life is not
for everyone, and just because you don't want to live the Mormon life it
does not mean you are a sinnerIf the kid wants to go party, I
suggest he go party. There is nothing wrong with changing your mind
about religion and the way you want to live. In fact, it can be
Pull a Deon Sanders or Bo Jackson. Excel and make it to the highest level in
both sports. This kid is such a terrific athlete it's certainly possible if
he stayed in school another year or 2.
That's a bummer that he won't be on the football team but I can't
say I'm shocked. Did anyone else not see this coming? He definitely made
the best decision for himself and his family. Who wouldn't take a chance
to make millions of dollars doing something you love? School will always be
there if he wants to come back. The chance to be a professional athlete
I understand Jacob was really great on the redshirt squad last year and they
were really counting on him to be a major player on this years defense. Well, I
will miss him this year but I wish him all the success in the world he has
chosen. I hope he can keep his focus on true goals in life while enjoying the
sport he loves.It's been fun to follow him this season.
Congrats to Hannemann. It would have been nice to have him on the football team
this year, but can't blame him for accepting this chance of a lifetime. Not
to mention the risk of injury that comes with football. Best of luck to him with
his baseball career. Hope to see him playing for the Cubs within the next few
I expected a full article about new draftee, Jacob Hannemann, and ended up with
someone else named Jones!