The young man who was known for being traded for 10 Maple bats in the minor leagues has passed away. A sad story of a young guy taking a blow in his career that he never recovered from. John C. Odom, dead at age 26. [AP]

  • Sad, sad story. For every ballplayer, it’s a given…the bell does toll and every career will end…for some it lasts longer than others…it’s all how you deal with it when it’s over. It’s very easy to identify with someone like John. We all know someone who has demons…for some of us…it’s when we look in the mirror.