Friday, February 10, 2012
Sox Sign Former QB Mitch Mustain
My two worlds are colliding!
Former Arkansas and USC quarterback Mitch Mustain says that he's signed a minor league deal with the White Sox and will be reporting to spring training on March 8th. He had been planning on playing in the Arena League but I guess he figured minor league baseball was a more glamorous lifestyle.
According to Mustain, he was clocked at 90MPH in front of a White Sox scout last month, and given the state of the White Sox farm system, that's all it takes.
Seriously, you know that spot out on the concourse at The Cell where you can time your pitches? Yeah, there are scouts there. Come close to 80 MPH and see what happens.
As for Mustain, he's not the first former college quarterback to make his way to the Sox system. Names like Josh Fields, Joe Borchard and Clayton Richard are just a few that come to mind. All three played in the Majors at some point, which may be more than Mustain can hope for, but he is only 23 years old. So there's still time.
Besides, if it doesn't work out for him, he doesn't have to go to the Arena League. He can just go back to selling drugs.