Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Mickey Weston, 1990 Topps MLB Debut #137
I can only imagine the relief that Mickey Weston felt when the Orioles called him up to make his major league debut twenty years ago. It was the eighth year of pro ball for the Mets' 12th-round draft pick from 1982. He was 28 years old in 1989, just a year older than I am now. Of course, relief is what I'm feeling now that I've just been offered - and accepted - a new job, after four years and four months in my current position. This is a fresh start for me: more security, higher pay, plenty of opportunity for advancement, and (gloriously) a shorter commute. I've given my notice, and in two weeks I will trade in my job in the publishing industry for a government post. I'm optimistic about the future. What do you say, Mickey?