For Major League Baseball players, many achieve their lifelong dreams when they are drafted by a team, or when they step foot on a Major League Field, or when the earn their first hit or first strikeout. That is what they have been preparing for. That is their career. For this, many forgo further education or delay it until later in life after their playing days are done.
For others, the collegiate education is very important to them. It might be about further job security. Or maybe it is something as simple as following through on a goal. Maybe their real dream was education all along and baseball was just something they were good at. Or maybe they made a promise to their parents. There are many reasons, both sentimental and practical a player would continue schooling after being drafted, even though it may be difficult. Carson Kelly promised his parents he would, and so he did, earning a Bachelors of Science of Economics from Oregon State University this year while playing professional baseball. That could not have been easy and is pretty cool!
Also, his middle name appears to be Franklin. The more you know...
After nearly 6 years, I finally achieved one of my goals. I promised my parents the day I was drafted I would get my degree. I am blessed with all of the support in achieving this milestone and I can’t thank you all enough! pic.twitter.com/g5p8JQMjWG— Carson Kelly (@carskelly) April 25, 2018
what else is going on in baseball...
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The unwritten rules of using a position player to pitch ... when you’re winning big | SBNation.com
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The Astonishing Development of Joey Gallo | FanGraphs Baseball
The Best Rick Porcello Has Ever Been | FanGraphs Baseball
13 times pitchers were even more amazed than you were by an incredible defensive play | MLB.com
No, you didn't hit rewind on the DVR -- Enrique Hernandez made dazzling plays in consecutive innings | MLB.com
2018 Top 30 International Prospects list | MLB.com
what the cardinals are up to...
Complain All You Want About Cardinals Ownership, But Things Could Be a Lot Worse | 101Sports.com
Desperate for a Lefty Reliever? Suggestion: Use a Righty Reliever | 101Sports.com
Cards lose frustrating game 6-5 to Mets in extras | Viva El Birdos
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the new york metropolitans
Mets recap: Mets use the long ball to defeat Cardinals. | Amazin' Avenue
the nl central
Eric Thames will undergo MRI for injured thumb | Brew Crew Ball
Cubs 10, Indians 3: More Kyle Schwarber fun in Cleveland | Bleed Cubbie Blue
Revisiting Game 7 of 2016 World Series | MLB.com
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