View Full Version : Bollinger: Colabello Took The Road Less Travelled

John Bonnes
02-27-2013, 08:29 PM
MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger has a gracious profile of Chris Colabello, the 29-year-old first baseman who toiled for six years in an independent league but has an outside shot as a bench bat with the Twins sometime this year. There are plenty of good quotes I could pull, but let's go with this one from a different writer....

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergroth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and Ió
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Incidentally, Robert Frost played some baseball, at least casually. There are pictures and everything.

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Seth Stohs
02-27-2013, 08:55 PM
I love that Colabello is making a name for himself on a bigger scaled with the Twin Cities and even the national level this spring. But let's all not forget that it was right here at Twins Daily that he did an interview several months earlier! The guy is terrific!

02-27-2013, 10:26 PM
I remember that interview! Cash money. Do another one after he travels to Minnesota in April

02-28-2013, 01:39 AM
I wonder if the Twins will start him in AAA this year.

02-28-2013, 12:14 PM
I like the photo in the article: a few gnarled hands remind us of all the dings that happen in a baseball career. And also of the old joke about two catchers meeting at an old-timers game, where it took them half an hour to untangle after shaking hands.