Monday, February 14, 2005

Slayden Hopes for Strong Return from Injury

From the Technique - story here. He's been through a lot, and we would all love nothing more than to see him have a breakout season:

"[My spirituality] helped me a lot during tough times," Slayden said. "Last spring when I couldn't play, I couldn't move around because I had a hurt back and arm. Nobody knew about my back problems, but it was giving me problems, so I couldn't move much. During that time, I didn't know what to do, and I didn't know where my life was going. I didn't know if I'd get to play baseball again with my surgery, so I just kind of had to rely on God. I had to realize that he has a plan for my life, and I've got to have confidence in that."