Jorge Cantu played his last home game at Riverwalk Stadium on Thursday, and the rehabbing major-leaguer left the Biscuits with a good taste in their mouths.
A good steak taste.
In a nice touch, Cantu had a steak meal catered for the team before it jumped on the bus for Chattanooga. Cantu, Tampa Bay's second baseman, has been with the Biscuits this week on a rehabilitation assignment for a broken left foot. He's scheduled to rejoin the Devil Rays next week.
Cantu makes close to the major-league minimum, but the major-league minimum is much more than any of the regular Biscuits make. Almost every player (and their wives, if applicable) squeek by while they chase a dream.
Noodles, I'm told, are a regular item on the dinner table away from the ballpark. Steak is rare.