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Mike Safo with MLB All-Star Steve Trachsel

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Joined today by MLB All-Star and veteran Steve Trachsel.  Steve and I chat about growing up in California, why he chose Long Beach State and then going to the college World Series with Jason Giambi.  We touch on where he was when he got the call from the Cubbies that he goes drafted, rocketing through the minors and walking into a locker room with Grace, Dunston and Ryno.  We talk about playing in the friendly confines, leaving as a free agent and why he always wanted to play in New York. Steve tells us the difficulties of playing in NYC with the media, his September 11th story and his emotions when Piazza hit that iconic HR against the Braves. We reminisce about his first big injury and how he dealt with that mentally, geeking out with some of the All-Stars in ‘96 when he made the team, and when he knew it was time to call it quits. From Steve’s dream destination to his return to NYC this year for old timers day, Steve shows why he was always considered one of baseballs good guys!

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