— Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) April 27, 2014
Those are the tears of a parent who has sat through little league games, summer tournaments, high school games, college games, and eight years of the minors. Scott Carroll made his MLB debut today for the Chicago White Sox at age 29, which is like 100 in baseball prospect pitching years. Going up against David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays, he went 7 1/3 innings, giving up just 1 earned run in the 9-2 victory. The performance drew the admiration of Hawk Harrelson, ranking highly on the “will to win” meter.
Scott Carroll is definitely someone to root for. Before becoming a major league pitcher, he showed off his comedic skills by being willing to endorse anything. Shady cover businesses and discrete adult services in Chicago, the price of advertising just went up!