This is just one of the feel-good stories you get on occasion. I'm not normally into the 'poor athlete who never had a chance and used his athleticism to make good' stories. My choice, it doesn't make me a bad person. But this one is different, to me at least.
I've lived in Africa, and been to South Africa. I've seen the countries and the lives some Africans live. I'll spare eveyone the stories. You wouldn't believe most of them anyhow. It's a different world.
So to me this is a good story. And hopefully the beginning of something good. Because if one African player can make it, then it will increase visibility of the game there.
South Africa provides a gift to the Pirates
Thanks to my world of baseball