By Adam Huddleston
Early that April, around the time the boys were in the middle of spring ball in New Mexico, we got word that this outfielder from California was heating up the Pacific league. Kid had a cannon for an arm and was hitting just south of .400. His team, the Sacramento Slugs (I kid you not), had won every game of their training season and this kid played a major role in every one of them.
I got the GM on the phone and practically bullied him into bringing the boy in for a look. It didn’t take long for him to acquiesce, and a week later, Jordan “Jordy” Bryant was sitting in the cushy chair across from me looking like he was born to wear our uniform.