During his 13½-year Major League Baseball career, J.T. Snow was known as the consummate good soldier. He was revered by teammates, refrained from taking public shots at his employers and conducted himself with selflessness, class and professionalism. His image was as gleaming as the Gold Gloves the slick-fielding first baseman won on a near annual basis.
He’s not the kind of athlete you’d expect to align himself with Cleveland Browns tight end Kellen (“I’m a Soldier”) Winslow.
Yet when Winslow ripped Browns general manager Phil Savage and the organization last month for the way it reacted to his second staph infection in three years, saying he felt “like a piece of meat” and that the organization had a workplace-safety issue that needed to be addressed, Snow was highly sympathetic.