Today, The Two Mikes enjoyed and learned from a discussion with Greg Pryor, a man who played major-league baseball for a decade with the Texas Rangers, the Chicago White Sox, and the Kansas City Royals. He won a World Series ring with the latter team.
Mr. Pryor not only made us laugh with some of his baseball stories and anecdotes, but provided a compelling story of how difficult and challenging it is to work through the three levels of minor league baseball to get to the major leagues, and then how hard it is to stay there. His story is a good snapshot of an intelligent and realistic man working against substantial odds to make it to the majors and succeeding there.
Mr. Pryor also talks about the human side of the game, speaking frankly but without animus about favorite and less favorite managers, the strong and lasting friendships he formed in the majors, and the sense of great, good fortune he retains for being able to play America’s game for a decade and more. Mr. Pryor also described the hard transition from big-league ballplayer to private-sector businessman and the patience and effort that went into that change.
He now owns his own business which sells nutrients and immune-system helpers. We look forward to having Mr. Pryor return to the podcast to talk more about baseball, his business activities, and to offer an informed commentary on how to decide whether to be vaccinated against the Chinese Flu.
Mr. Pryor also has published a book about his baseball career. Finally, and for hardcore fans, Mr. Pryor alerted us to a website that has the box scores for every player who played in the majors.
COVID-19 lockdowns are taking down an independent news outlet
Nobody said running a media site would be easy. We could use some help keeping this site afloat.
Colleagues have called me the worst fundraiser ever. My skills are squarely rooted on the journalistic side of running a news outlet. Paying the bills has never been my forte, but we’ve survived. We have ads on the site that help, but since the site’s inception this has been a labor of love that otherwise doesn’t bring in the level of revenue necessary to justify it.
When I left a nice, corporate career in 2017, I did so knowing I wouldn’t make nearly as much money. But what we do at NOQ Report to deliver the truth and fight the progressive mainstream media narrative that has plagued this nation is too important for me to sacrifice it for the sake of wealth. We know we’ll never make a ton of money this way, and we’re okay with that.
Things have become harder with the coronavirus lockdowns. Both ad money and donations that have kept us afloat for a while have dropped dramatically. We thought we could weather the storm, but the resurgence of lockdowns that mainstream media and Democrats are pushing has put our prospects in jeopardy. In short, we are now in desperate need of financial assistance.
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