As you might have noted, I am a huge Chicago Cubs fan. The other day, ESPN -- as part of their "ESPN:60" series -- ran a feature about Matt Szczur, a top prospect I've been following for a few years in the Cubs' minor league system. (His last name is pronounced "Caesar.") Though a top prospect, he's not one of the premiere ones, since the Cubs have a two or three others who are slated for the Major Leagues before him. Yet for all the attention on those others, Szcur keeps putting up solid numbers and stays in the mix.
But it was for his actions off the field that ESPN spent 11 minutes to tell viewers about him -- and how his selfless act saved the life of someone he'd never met. It's a lovely piece.
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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