Lindsey living a dream

I wrote a story today about journeyman first baseman John Lindsey. I hope people read it, because, to me, John Lindsey is as much a Spring Training story as Hanley Ramirez.

Because for every Hanley Ramirez, who is expected to help the Marlins win, there are countless guys like John Lindsey, who want that chance to be a big leaguer.

If you not aware of John Lindsey, you’re not alone. He’s a 32-year-old first baseman who still is looking for his first big league chance. He was drafted in 1995, and is expected to open his 14th straight season in the Minor Leagues.

From what I’ve gathered in camp, he’s a classy guy, who is sort of a veteran leader to a lot of younger players.

Realistically, making the Opening Day roster is a long shot. But if he starts off in Triple-A, and performs, you never know if he will get that call up — even if it is for a few days.

Lindsey is continuing to pursue his dream, and it is easy to cheer for him.

After all, there is a lot of John Lindsey in all of us.

— Joe Frisaro

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