Welcome back to Open Road! After a longer than expected hiatus, we're back with my buddy, Mark Appel. Mark was the first overall draft pick in the 2013 MLB Draft picked by the Houston Astros. After leaving Stanford to join his hometown team, Mark battled injuries during his first few years in the minors. After taking a break from the game, he's on the path back to the big leagues.
Mark and I talk about what he's learned as a ball player who has had to battle his fair share of adversity. Between the injuries, the voices in his head telling him to quit, and those around him who are telling him he can't do it, he has rolled back his shoulders and learned how to elevate his manhood via the struggle.
Please enjoy our chat as we discuss how to better live the Open Road Lifestyle.