“It’s tough on your family in the minor leagues because they don’t know where you’re going to go and you don’t know where you’re going to go,” Housley said. “I realized that every year I was going to be that guy on the bubble no matter how well I did. I played with a lot of guys, and I include myself in that, who put up good numbers. But it’s not about what you do, it’s about the potential you have.”
After sitting down and talking with his family, Housley — a 1989 Vintage High School graduate — made a decision to walk away from the game and go in a different direction in life.
“I think for anybody, your dreams sometimes change,” he said. “Even though I had dreamed of playing baseball — and I will always wish I had played in the big leagues — sometimes it’s not meant to be.”
June 30, 2006
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