An epiphany, perhaps, born of maturity and a recognition that success is not portable and desire does not equate to achievement. Those who burn at a high temperature risk being consumed by it.
Kolten Wong is a favorite subject of mine when writing about the Cardinals. He’s brutally honest and incapable of being disingenuous. So two years after writing my first feature on him, I spoke with him at length during the team’s spring training in Florida. My goal was to humanize the player, and perhaps understand why such a man with such tremendous talent struggles so mightily to control it. [Full Story][Published Link]