I'm sure many here remember Shaq Thompson, one of the most highly-rated safety prospects in the country. Something I did not know, however, was that he was also drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 18th round after one year of varsity baseball. Unfortunately, he has started off his career going 0-for-32, with an amazing 31 strikeouts. I have no idea how this is possible. I'm not exactly athletically inclined, but I feel like I might be able to put bat to ball at least twice in 32 at bats.
Going off that, does anyone here have any experience in playing a sport professionally? I'm curious how things work on the minor league level, for almost any sport, in terms of how the team treats you and what kind of benefits you get. I always enjoy the stories ESPN puts out, like "Prospect X" or "Player X," where an anonymous athlete shows fans how they are really treated. Link (Insider required). So if you are/were a professional athlete that has any stories they'd like to share, please do.