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Instead of September call-up, ex-A's prospect Grant Desme enters seminary

Aug 27, 2010, 3:28 PM EDT

A’s outfield prospect Grant Desme retired from baseball in January to enter the priesthood and the 24-year-old former second-round pick officially begins his time at a seminary in California today.
Had he not given up baseball before the season Desme would probably be in line for a call-up when rosters expand on September 1. After all, he hit .288/.365/.568 with 31 homers and 40 steals in 131 games between high Single-A and Double-A last season and was also named MVP of the Arizona Fall League.
Instead he’ll be at St. Michael’s Abbey in Orange Country, where he’ll live as a monk as a part of a 70-person community. The whole process of becoming a priest takes 10 years, but Desme said back in April that he regretted nothing about his decision and “didn’t even realize it was Opening Day.”

  1. Chris Fiorentino - Aug 27, 2010 at 3:46 PM

    They must get paid by the post around here…I haven’t read a more meaningless post since…well, I’ve NEVER read a more meaningless post. When does Craig get back again?

  2. Food - Aug 27, 2010 at 3:54 PM

    Wow, a conservative douche and a complaining prick. You’re a real treat, Chris.

  3. El Bravo - Aug 27, 2010 at 4:01 PM

    Read something else douchnozzle, if HBT can’t make you happy. After that you can get back to your “mosque” protest and Beck rally.

  4. Buffalo - Aug 27, 2010 at 4:47 PM

    The irony is palpable, ‘you’ must get paid by the post… and ‘your’ post is utterly meaningless!

  5. Gobias Industries - Aug 27, 2010 at 5:13 PM

    Would a meaningful post about how your Phillies just got swept by the Astros in a 4-game series at home make you happier, Chris?

  6. Giant Space Ants - Aug 27, 2010 at 6:18 PM

    I like it; nice to see a follow-up on this story, and good for Desme for being happy.

  7. JBerardi - Aug 27, 2010 at 9:54 PM

    Man, you should really try to get your money refunded… oh, wait…

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