Cruz Says Goodbye
May 25th, 2008 Shinsano
My guess is that other people living abroad will understand what I’m about to talk about here. For those who don’t or haven’t, I think any job situation you’ve quit or been fired from is applicable. I can’t tell you how many times, in my early days as a teacher in Korea, that I got so angry and frustrated with things that I wanted to blow out of the country entirely. Just quit my job — perhaps even going out in a blaze of glory.
Furthermore, there are plenty of stories of foreign players leaving teams in Japan, Korea and Taiwan under terrible circumstances — wrecking apartments, threatening former teammates and coaches, or even just saying derogatory things about the country/culture on their way out the door.
But on Saturday Jacob Cruz spent part of Saturday saying goodbye to his Samsung friends and teammates. Apparently they exchanged gifts as well. Cruz has a right to be angry for being cut. He’s not having a terrible year. His power numbers are down and he’s playing hurt.
At any rate — a very professional departure. Best of luck to Cruz wherever he ends up.Here are his career totals in Korea (in Korean)
IF YOU HAVE FOLLOWED THE BLOG ANY AT ALL, YOU WILL RECALL LAST YEARS STORY ABOUT HOW SBS SPORTS SAID THAT I WAS CRUZ'S BEST FRIEND IN KOREA.
I DID MEET HIM 2X TIMES AND HIS WIFE ONCE.
SO, ACCORDING TO SBS SPORTS, FROM HIS BEST FRIEND IN KOREA, TAKE CARE AND BE SAFE. HOPE YOU CAN CONTINUE YOUR BASEBALL CAREER.