We can all be Travis Smink's friends. Dude was home alone with his parents at work when the phone call came that he was a 31st round pick by the Astros.
"I talked to (the Astros) once in the fall and then a scout called me this morning to clarify some things. I was relieved. Late in the day (Wednesday) was a little stressful just waiting. It's just been overwhelming. It's exciting. This is what I wanted to do ever since I thought it could be an option. I have a degree in hand and now I get to go play some ball."