Aug. 12, 2011
To say Cole White is the happiest Bradenton Marauder on the roster would be bordering on hyperbole.
But that doesn't mean the statement doesn't have merit.
This isn't to say the other players who frequent the team's home clubhouse at McKechnie Field aren't pleased to be playing baseball with the high Single-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, blazing a trail they one day hope leads to a long career.
White, however, knows he could be in far worse places than Bradenton -- and we're not just talking about low Single-A West Virginia, which is where he was shipped following a slow start this summer with the Marauders.
A first lieutenant in the Army and a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, White missed most of 2008 and all of '09 while on the Military List.
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