- Jerry Crasnick, ESPN.com MLB Sr. Writer
Then comes the hard part: passing the emotional portion.
On paper, this might be the worst union of star and town since Paris Hilton dropped into Altus, Ark., for a reality show paycheck. Drew's roots go back to Hahira, Ga., a one-yellow-caution-light town known primarily for its Honey Bee festival. Very soon, he'll enter a world of short-tempered waitresses, middle fingers at traffic intersections and dissection by radio talk-show callers.
J.D. Drew wouldn't be the first major league player to reinvent himself with a change of scenery in the most unlikely of venues.