I heard the rumors for a couple of days now that Wax Heaven favorite, Dallas McPherson was going to be traded. While it was a tough pill to swallow, I never once expected him to be flat out released by our ball club.

I have written quite a bit on Dallas, a Ruthian-like slugger who only flashed that power in the Minors. Today, despite hitting more home runs in the Minors in 2008 than anyone else, Dallas is unemployed.

Tatiana and I met McPherson during the 2008 Marlins Fan Fest. I hadn’t watched baseball in five years and had no idea who he or anyone else besides Luis Gonzalez was. Thankfully, Dallas was gracious and friendly and posed for the awesome photo you see below.

Since then I have been fortunate enough to see Dallas in action, get several of his autographs, and continuously root for the underdog. I don’t know if Dallas, who is knocking on 30’s door will ever truly reach his potential but it was an honor to follow his career in South Florida.

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