Fernando Tatis came back to baseball for two reasons: 1. For the fun of the game and 2. To build a church.
Well after a spectacular comeback year, and fresh off a new contract with the New York Mets, Tatis put up the church in San Pedro de Macoris. Kevin Kernan has the story in the New York Post.
This was the Jerusalem First Church, a church Tatis quietly helped build, the church that inspired his amazing comeback.Great story.
"I don't have the words to explain it, it's unbelievable," Tatis said of his 2008 season and the new church that opened its doors last spring.
"I think it's a miracle."
Tatis will likely split time with Daniel Murphy in left field next season, and hopefully they can put up some fine numbers at the plate. They'll struggle in the field, but combined they might be able to rake at the plate.
Good for Tatis. He really proved me wrong. I was against the signing and against his promotion, but he shined all season.