The True Journeymen of Baseball
When a ball player gets drafted out of high school or college, it is one of the greatest achievements of his life as he embarks on a journey that will take him to places he only dreamed of. Part of those dreams are envisioning finally reaching the ultimate plateau in the game of baseball and that is the major leagues.
Along the way he is told by the organization how well he has developed and how he is in their plans for the future. So the young man continues on his journey working hard at his craft with the dream still alive. He is also willing to endure the long hot days in the sun, the ongoing practices, the long bus rides, and low salaries just to continue reaching towards his goals. At the end of each season the organization informs him of a job well done and rewards him with a promotion to the next level. For some it may not be that easy, but they all continue on.
Then as the player looks back on his career, and three to four years have gone by, but he understands that there is a bigger prize. So he continues on, putting his head back down and goes back working towards his dream. Then either a call comes from the front office, or a letter in the mail, that he has been invited to big league camp and that he has been given the opportunity to finally show the big league coaches all that he has learned and all the hard work he has put in.