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By Benjamin Hill of MLB.com
Released. For Eric Pettis, that word took on entirely different meanings within the span of one tumultuous week.
On March 25, the 23-year-old right-hander released his first book. Entitled, Just A Minor Perspective: Through the Eyes of a Minor League Rookie, this online-only tome chronicles Pettis’ 2010 campaign as a member of the Class A Short-Season Williamsport Crosscutters. It’s the sort of account that Minor League Baseball fans should lap right up, chock full of anecdotes about what life in the lower ranks of professional ball is really like.
And what it is is an inherently awkward existence, in which “home” means sleeping on balloon-adorned sheets in a host mother’s basement and “road” equals claustrophobic bus rides and hotels of questionable hygienic standards. Perhaps the only true constant in the midst of this surreal lifestyle is a steady diet of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.