Nearly three weeks after the draft, Alex Krupa finally received the phone call he’d been waiting for.
It was from the Cincinnati Reds. They had an offer, a surprisingly attractive one.
This was the moment Krupa, a 2013 Greenwood Community High School graduate, had dreamed of all his life. A chance to sign with a Major League Baseball team.
And now, here it was. The real thing. A pro offer for the taking. The fulfillment of a lifelong dream.
With a heavy heart, he turned it down.