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Commentary: One-time IronBird Manny Machado makes major league debut
A lot of people who aren't familiar with my work, or don't follow sports very closely, ask me some variant of the following question when they find out that I cover minor league baseball: Are you proud of the guys you write about when they make it to the big leagues? Rather than bore these people to death with an explanation about the percentages involved in a player moving all the way from A Level Short Season baseball to the majors, I say something like, "it's harder than you think, and not many guys on the team I cover ever get there."
BY DEWEY FOX, email@example.com
August 9, 2012