Sunday, June 09, 2013

Management that gets it

All credit to the Arizona Diamondbacks, who did a good thing by drafting a former blue-chip prospect, Cory Hahn, who was paralyzed from the chest down playing college baseball. A good decision that may also turn out to be a smart decision for the franchise, although to see why, you may have to "change your eye level" (to use some baseball terminology) and see the bigger picture.

Ultimately, they did this because they deeply respected Cory Hahn and his family, and wanted to pay him tribute. They selected him in the 34th round in honor of his jersey number (34). But this was not merely ceremonial. They also plan to try and employ him in the organization, in some capacity.

Hahn is already acting as an instructor for his former baseball team.  It's not hard to imagine that his words, example, his mere presence, will provide a massive dose of motivation to 18 and 19 year olds in the farms. Especially as the long grind to the show starts to wear on them.

Poor A-ball kid... Think you've got an impossible climb? Take advantage of your situation. 
Carpe diem. 

Kudos to the DBacks. Congratulations to Cory Hahn. And Solid Citizen awards to Ray Montgomery and Derrick Hall for allowing their hearts to lead them off the beaten path, to a decision that is good. In the moral sense. And may turn out to be good. In the utilitarian sense.



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