Friday, May 10, 2013

Young Sox Farmhand Decides To Hang 'Em Up

We all get so caught up in the whirlwind that is major league baseball, that we tend to forget the hundreds of smaller stories that go untold. Baseball's minor leagues are filled with scores of struggling young athletes working on short pay and long dreams. One such story is about Kyle Kaminska. Who, you rightly ask? Kaminska is a 24-year old pitcher at High-A Salem who has slogged through seven seasons in the minor leagues. He came to the Boston organization in the vaunted Zach Stewart deal with Pittsburgh. As Evan Lepler of Salem Sox Talk points out, he's done OK so far this year, but has decided to retire from baseball to follow other pursuits. It must be a difficult call for a guy who's getting married soon. There are hundreds of such stories every year, but few see the light of day. In a small way, this one has. Good luck, Kyle.