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Astros' Evan Gattis: From a janitor in Dallas to World Series champion
WFAA.com ^ | 11/3/17 | Landon Haaf

Posted on 11/03/2017 1:38:19 PM PDT by NohSpinZone

Houston Astros catcher and designated hitter Evan Gattis’ journey to becoming a World Series champion is as unconventional as it is inspiring...

A three-and-a-half-year personal journey took him to Colorado, where he flipped pizzas and worked as a ski lift operator, according to the New York Times. He then moved back to his home state, where he worked as a janitor for commercial cleaning company Jan-Pro in Dallas.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Local News; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: evangattis; houstonastros; janitor; worldseries
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Is this an all-American success story or what?
1 posted on 11/03/2017 1:38:19 PM PDT by NohSpinZone
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To: NohSpinZone

He wasn’t a janitor. He was a Facilities Services Technician.


2 posted on 11/03/2017 1:41:16 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Smoke does not mean fire when someone threw a smoke grenade.)
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To: NohSpinZone
Uh, he was a Facility Services Technician, not a janitor, OK


3 posted on 11/03/2017 1:41:33 PM PDT by Rome2000 (SMASH THE CPUSA-SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS-CLOSE ALL MOSQUES)
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To: NohSpinZone

Wow, what a great success story.

Common, Fox had four weeks to uncover this story and share it with the public. I never heard a peep about this during the playoffs.


4 posted on 11/03/2017 1:41:42 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: NohSpinZone

Anybody who earns an honest living
is worthy of your respect.

My dad always told me that.


5 posted on 11/03/2017 1:43:05 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Jim 0216

Seriously, that’s a huge unforced error on Fox’s part.


6 posted on 11/03/2017 1:45:10 PM PDT by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Yep!


7 posted on 11/03/2017 1:56:13 PM PDT by pgkdan (The Silent Majority Stands With TRUMP!)
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To: NohSpinZone

Those of us in Atlanta have known this since 2013 when the Braves brought him up...it is a great story and I’m glad he got a ring


8 posted on 11/03/2017 1:59:20 PM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: ichabod1

Well that beat my job in high school. I was a Petroleum Transfer Engineer aka gas station monkey.


9 posted on 11/03/2017 2:02:58 PM PDT by beergarden
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To: NohSpinZone

I really liked the Pre-Game Panel on Fox with A-Rod and Co. but I feel like half of the announcing team was half asleep and that wasn’t Smoltz who was a great commentator and hopefully more so in the future. Yes, talking about Joe Buck who seemed a bit asleep, not bothering (or able) to call the pitch-types the way other good commentators like Jon Miller do. He made some goofy statements including calling Bregman the second baseman.

What I’m used to seeing is the play-by-play announcer normally being the one to find and communicate these kinds of great stories. To me, Joe Buck didn’t seem to know or care, really.


10 posted on 11/03/2017 2:05:33 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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The conspiracy theorist in me thinks they might have omitted it intentionally because the story goes against the “white privilege” meme. Only black people are aggrieved or sumthin’


11 posted on 11/03/2017 2:08:27 PM PDT by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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Nauseating, but very possibly true.


12 posted on 11/03/2017 2:14:07 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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At the in of the parade today in Houston EVERY player showed proper respect for the flag. No one knelt.


13 posted on 11/03/2017 2:28:30 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Liver spots And blood thinners..)
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To: Jim 0216
Common, Fox had four weeks to uncover this story and share it with the public. I never heard a peep about this during the playoffs.

I don't remember the precise details of when I heard it, but I did. I do know that I'd never heard the story before, and it was shared at some point during a game.

14 posted on 11/03/2017 2:36:41 PM PDT by Lonely Bull ("When he is being rude or mean it drives people _away_ from his confession and _towards_ yours.")
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Kurt Warner's Grocery-Store Checker to NFL MVP Story a Tale of Perseverance
15 posted on 11/03/2017 2:51:43 PM PDT by sparklite2 (I'm less interested in the rights I have than the liberties I can take.)
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OK, well I’m glad to hear that. Maybe it was a playoff game on another channel before the WS on Fox.


16 posted on 11/03/2017 2:54:12 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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Inspiring! And maybe the toughest position to play in baseball. Not only is it physically hard on the knees and body, but catchers have to be one of the smartest positions in the game. They don’t just direct the pitcher, but a lot of the on-field action as well.


17 posted on 11/03/2017 2:54:19 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (ObaMao: Fake America, Fake Messiah, Fake Black man. How many fakes can you fit into one Zer0?)
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To: ichabod1

Fancy title that liberals came up with for a janitor.


18 posted on 11/03/2017 3:45:16 PM PDT by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: beergarden

Or inventory specialist, stock clerk. LOL


19 posted on 11/03/2017 3:49:20 PM PDT by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: Jim 0216
OK, well I’m glad to hear that. Maybe it was a playoff game on another channel before the WS on Fox.

My impression is that his story (somewhat abridged because it was being told during the game action) was on FS1, during the ALDS or the ALCS. I didn't see all of the World Series coverage on Fox and FS1 (extended postgame shows, for example) and can't say if it was mentioned in that time.

20 posted on 11/03/2017 4:25:10 PM PDT by Lonely Bull ("When he is being rude or mean it drives people _away_ from his confession and _towards_ yours.")
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