Instead, he believed he had another, higher calling. Desme announced Friday that he was leaving baseball to enter the priesthood, walking away after a breakout season in which he became MVP of the Arizona Fall League.
A lifelong Catholic, Desme thought about becoming a priest for about a year and a half. He kept his path quiet within the sports world, and his plan to enter a seminary this summer startled the A's when he told them Thursday night.
"I love the game, but I aspire to higher things," he said. "I know I have no regrets."
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Take Me Out of the Ball Game, And Take Me Into the Church . . . (But Still Buy Me the Peanuts and Cracker Jack)
Prayers for his vocation. May God bless him daily in his journey.