Monday, June 11, 2012
What Could I Do With My Life After Being Laid Off and Too Old To Pitch For the Yankees?
On this date (almost to the very minute) and just weeks after I turned 40, GSK gave me the ol' heave-ho.
There were a lot of things going on in my life then. I had gotten pretty sick a few months before and almost had to go on short-term disability. A relative died a year before. My dad's health was advancing to the edge of the precipice. Andy almost had to be put-down because of his temporary paralysis. And Abby was in the twilight of her life.
On top of all that, I had to think about what to do with my life. I was too old to pitch for the Yankees so I went to law school instead.