A Definition of Class
On the field, he puts his heart out and just plays for love of his game.
Off the field, he doesn’t lose the belief that every second of life is worth giving the best.
This time, he is going beyond. He is ready to change someone’s life by donating a kidney.
The Ecksteins have been fighting hard in a battle against kidney failures. Two family members and a close friend have already donated kidneys. Only couple of months ago, David’s brother Rick, the hitting coach for the Washington Nationals, donated a kidney to their oldest brother, Ken. The way this family stays positive even in serious situations is beyond amazing. I applaud the Ecksteins for the strength and unity within the family and close friends. They have tremendous love, affection and most importantly, respect for life.
On a personal note, I am a huge Eckstein supporter. Not just because we know each other personally, but he also has so much heart and hasn’t been all about money unlike many ball players. Eck has done so much both on and off the field by giving for charities, signing autographs before every single games, and dealing with crazy fans like me. He made it to the majors in the hard way and played the game the right way. His hard work paid off and he got to play in the majors for ten years now. This winner finds a way to win games. I always liked Mr. Scrappy and now I have more reasons to. His character shows what an amazing man he continues to be.