what had become of former Orioles prospect Mike Linskey. Some 31 months later, Mike himself dropped in and left a comment on that blog post to provide a first-person perspective.
"Nuke" (he self-identified as such) lives in Houston these days; perhaps he's neighbors with Bob the Commish? He's remained active in baseball, coaching an elite team of ten year-olds. He also videotapes amateur pitchers for the Just Wright baseball academy. Mike confirms that his career was derailed by a back injury suffered during his first big league camp that robbed him of velocity. In his own words, he spent three years in the San Diego organization "before becoming an old man at 28 in baseball years".
I'd like to thank Mike Linskey for sharing a bit of his story with me and the readers of this blog.