MLB Player quits baseball for priesthood. Would you go to church if he were your priest?

  • coolarmydude

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    Jan 22, 2010 10:16 PM GMT
    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4849432

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    Top A's prospect enters priesthood
    AKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland Athletics prospect Grant Desme is retiring from baseball to enter the priesthood.

    Desme was recently selected the 2009 Arizona Fall League MVP and was considered one of the top prospects in Oakland's system.

    "We respect Grant's decision and wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors," A's general manager Billy Beane said in a statement.

    The 23-year-old outfielder batted .288 with 31 homers, 89 RBIs and 40 stolen bases in 131 games at Class-A Kane County and Stockton last season.

    He then hit .315 with a league-leading 11 home runs and 27 RBIs in 27 games in the fall league.

    Desme was a second-round pick selection in the 2007 draft after being named Big West Player of the Year at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
  • DCEric

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    Jan 22, 2010 10:25 PM GMT
    Well, if I were the average RJer, I would need to see a nude pick before I made my decision.
  • coolarmydude

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    Jan 22, 2010 10:27 PM GMT
    He'll accomodate that request in the confessional. icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 22, 2010 10:41 PM GMT
    Oh yes!

    I'd be sinning it up every day just to be in the confessional with him!
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    Jan 22, 2010 10:46 PM GMT
    Obviously this dude really likes mythology or maybe he was hit in the head one too many times...ROFL
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    Jan 23, 2010 12:21 AM GMT
    A's fan here, wishing him the best of luck. Just wish he could have made the decision before being taken, so we didn't waste our pick.
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    Jan 23, 2010 2:18 AM GMT
    He needs to give up his million dollars for the priest. Good for him.
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    Jan 23, 2010 2:27 AM GMT
    I say MAJOR kudos to him!!! I mean he's living/lived 2 of HIS dreams!!!
  • coolarmydude

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    Jan 23, 2010 2:31 AM GMT
    a1972guy saidI say MAJOR kudos to him!!! I mean he's living/lived 2 of HIS dreams!!!



    Actually, one is his father's dream....Bwaahahahahaha! icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 23, 2010 2:34 AM GMT
    coolarmydude said
    a1972guy saidI say MAJOR kudos to him!!! I mean he's living/lived 2 of HIS dreams!!!



    Actually, one is his father's dream....Bwaahahahahaha! icon_lol.gif


    OK, maybe....
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    Jan 23, 2010 2:35 AM GMT
    Maybe, but can it be a naked confession only....
    No offense meant.
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    Jan 23, 2010 2:37 AM GMT
    Creepy...icon_evil.gif
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    Mar 18, 2010 5:47 AM GMT
    asnextdoor saidMaybe, but can it be a naked confession only....
    No offense meant.


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  • sportsjockla

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    May 02, 2010 1:25 AM GMT
    What a dumb ass!!!!!
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    May 02, 2010 1:34 AM GMT
    My old Sunday School teacher, an ex-Marine, gave it up to spend more time with the church. Great man that I have learned a lot from over many years. I admire anyone that follows their heart and doesn't sell out, whatever profession they choose to pursue. To thine own self be true.
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    May 02, 2010 1:36 AM GMT
    Not an easy choice for him, I am sure.
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    May 02, 2010 1:51 AM GMT
    Well I suppose to each his own, though I suppose one could argue that an alternative would have been to give all his MLB earnings to the Church, and then still join the priesthood after his baseball days were over, which comes soon enough to all players.

    It could be a rough transition, though, having to swap his baseball habits for a religious one. The priesthood is one occupation where grabbing your crotch in public will not be viewed so kindly these days as in a baseball stadium. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 02, 2010 2:10 AM GMT
    Forgive me Father for I have sinned...
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    May 02, 2010 2:25 AM GMT
    God bless this man and i feel this is very admirable.icon_biggrin.gif
  • MuscleComeBac...

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    May 02, 2010 2:33 AM GMT
    Great...just what the Catholic Church needs, an investigation into illegal steroid use to distract everyone from the child molestation scandal that in any other profession would have the "CEO" arrested and in jail by now.
  • jeg75sea

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    May 02, 2010 2:39 AM GMT
    the game isn't easy, especially for someone with that much faith... i just wonder if he "get out of dodge" mentality towards the church isn't a cover for "get out of dodge" for his sexuality...

    no, i'm not saying all priests are gay... i'm just saying... good looking jock like him, still a virgin, chasing a life of a priest... leaves the mind to wonder...
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    May 02, 2010 2:40 AM GMT
    MuscleComeBack saidGreat...just what the Catholic Church needs, an investigation into illegal steroid use to distract everyone from the child molestation scandal that in any other profession would have the "CEO" arrested and in jail by now.


    Is this baseball player involved with steroids?
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    May 02, 2010 2:43 AM GMT
    Definitely, and I'm not even Catholic!
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    May 02, 2010 2:46 AM GMT
    jeg75nh saidthe game isn't easy, especially for someone with that much faith... i just wonder if he "get out of dodge" mentality towards the church isn't a cover for "get out of dodge" for his sexuality...

    no, i'm not saying all priests are gay... i'm just saying... good looking jock like him, still a virgin, chasing a life of a priest... leaves the mind to wonder...


    Is this guy a virgin? I dont see this in the article. Are you assuming?
  • jeg75sea

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    May 02, 2010 2:50 AM GMT
    not assuming... just going off what i've heard... guys in the game tend to talk... he's about as "white bread" as they get...