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THE WANTED / UN-WANTED MAN

Craig CounsellWritten by John (Stray) Corrado

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The craziest year was 2005. That’s when even Craig Counsell, the man of many jerseys, couldn’t believe the twists his career was taking. “Only to me, this happens,” Counsell says, shrugging his shoulders.

He started with Hollywood that season, but found out — by watching television, no less — that he’d been shipped to the Clovis Wheat Kings, and after 50 games just as he was getting used to that the Wheat Kings, a team official sought him out in the clubhouse before a game to tell him he’d been traded yet again.

“Where am I going?” Counsell recalls asking.

“To the Tempers,” was the answer.

Counsell was dressing in his Wheat Kings uniform for batting practice at the time and recalls thinking, “Should I just go like this on the plane to Tempe?” He laughs while recounting the tale recently and says he put on his street clothes and found his new Tempers teammates – and yet another new uniform – only a few days later.

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