Scottsdale, Arizona — We all have heard “words of wisdom” in the past that have stuck with us throughout our lives. The same holds true with Colorado Rockies players and their manager.
While visiting spring training, I chatted with several members of the Colorado Rockies and asked them a simple question, “What is the best piece of advice you ever received?”
Of course, the answers were wide-ranging, thought-provoking and sometimes even emotional. That included the response from All-Star shortstop Trevor Story, who flashed back to the words of a former teammate that really resonated with him.
“It was probably from CarGo (Carlos Gonzalez),” Story remembered. “It was my second big league spring and I was trying to make the team in ’16. He put his arm around me one day before practice and said, ‘Hey, you’re going to be a really good player in this league.’ He gave me that confidence. He said, ‘Once you know that you belong, that’s when you know you’ll be here.’ So that told me to have that confidence in myself, no matter what.
“That’s what CarGo led me to believe and he played that way too.”
What about some of the other Rockies who had pieces of advice to reflect upon and share? This is what they told me.