June 19, 2007 I had never heard of John Pachot until today (6/19/07) when he was featured in an article in the Newark Star Ledger.
At age 32, Pachot is currently playing for the indy league Newark Bears. The Bears are his 17th team in 15 years. He's only hitting .207, yet holds on to the dream of someday, somehow, making it to The Show.
To quote, "I feel in my heart that I can still play. So I'm waiting for a chance. It's kind of tough. You think you have the skills, but you don't get the opportunity."
So do we scoff at him and pity him for his hopeless naivete, or admire him for his persistence in the face of overwhelming odds? I vote for the latter.
There are thousands of stories like this. Makes you appreciate how good the players are who do make it to The Show. The worst major league player has skills beyond my comprehension.