But even on his most frustrating days, Lambin’s father, Bruce, a baseball coach, told him to respect the game — and someday it’ll respect you back. To clear his mind, he ran errands, putting the draft and baseball past him. The New York Mets had selected him with the 1,017th overall pick.
Baseball is cruel to most players, dangling opportunities and memories that can never be redone.
The rest is history as Lopez and Rodriguez have been dating for about three months.
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