Friday, January 22, 2010

Baseball, or God?

There may be a weirder story in baseball this year than this, but I can't imagine what it might be.

Oakland Athletics prospect Grant Desme is retiring from baseball to enter the priesthood.

Desme was recently selected the 2009 Arizona Fall League MVP and was considered one of the top prospects in Oakland's system.

This doesn't seem earth-shattering. The A's had hopes for Desme, but Rob Neyer is kind of down on him as a prospect. Either way, it's pretty strange. There's no reason not to which Desme anything but the best in his career shift. Still, this has to be one of those things that leaves scouts scratching their heads.