Doing whatever it takes to play
Accepting a new yet unfamiliar role is one way to ensure a postseason roster spot
If you looked at the San Francisco Giants' postseason roster going into their National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves, you would not find Barry Zito or Jose Guillen. Considering that they are both highly compensated and established veteran players, this state of Giants affairs is somewhat of a surprise.I can venture to say that I know what they are thinking right now, or at least what I would have thought had I not made the postseason roster in 2003. For the October 2003 playoffs, I was whisker-close to wearing a parka with a hot cocoa in hand instead of being an active player on the roster. An injury to infielder Tony Womack sealed the deal that I would be one of the 25 to contribute to the Cubs' World Series hopes.
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