During three years in the low minors, John Odom never really made a name for himself.
That sure changed this week - he's the guy the Calgary Vipers traded for a bunch of bats. "I don't really care," he said Friday. "It'll make a better story if I make it to the big leagues."
For now,is headed to the Laredo Broncos of the United League. They got him Tuesday from Calgary of the for a most unlikely price: 10 Prairie Sticks Maple Bats, double-dipped black, 34-inch, C243 style.
This is the best part:
Laredo offered cash for Odom, but [Vipers president Peter] Young said that was "an insult."
Next time you think your boss isn't appreciating you, well, remember it could be worse.