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Spotlight finds CWS star Mendonca

Updated: February 16, 2009, 3:47 PM ET
By Bryant-Jon Anteola | Baseball America

His fingers can bend and straighten again, and the swelling has gone away.

The rest of Tommy Mendonca's life hasn't returned to normal as quickly.

The Fresno State third baseman who dazzled a nation with his spectacular defense and long-ball swing in the 2008 College World Series -- all while playing with an injured right hand -- has been adjusting to the newfound attention.

"It's been sweet," Mendonca said. "I just don't want it to change me. I'm a laid-back dude. I'm not the ...

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