At the time, the words stung. More than a decade later, they might be the most important ones Kyle DeLong heard during his baseball career.
“You're not good enough.”
DeLong still remembers the words, even though his playing career ended over a year ago.
“I really don't remember who told me that but I was wanting to pitch and he told me I wasn't good enough,” DeLong smiles. “When that happened was when I started working my tail off. I realized it was on me if I wanted to pitch.”