I am guessing there are a number of Yankees fans who wished Mondesi had such acute self-awareness a couple of years ago…
Raul Mondesi will sit out rest of season
May 10, 2004
By ENRIQUE ROJAS / Associated Press
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Raul Mondesi, his pay withheld for most of the season because of a civil suit, will sit out the rest of the year, he said Monday.
“I won’t play another game this season,” Mondesi told The Associated Press. “I can’t concentrate well enough to play baseball. I don’t want to become a distraction for the team. This is the best for the Pirates, for myself and my family.”