The chances of being drafted by a Major League Baseball team are slim. Of all the high school and college stars drafted, only 10% of those folks make it into a Major League game--but Joe Beimel pitched in close to 700 games over 13 years in the Majors with 7 ball clubs, including the Mariners here in Seattle. Not only that, but the guy has his own Dodger bobblehead.
Earlier this week, I stopped by Joe's new venture in Los Angeles--a performance and arm training facility for baseball players. It was a real pleasure to hang out and chat with the notoriously reliable lefty, nice guy, and now-business-owner about all the aforementioned as well as our mutual love for punk bands like the Bouncing Souls. Here are a few photos of Joe and the brand new Beimel Elite Athletics.