By Seth McClung Special to Published May 22, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Hello again, readers! Well, I am back posting a little insight to my personal baseball journey. It's been a very long one, from being drafted by the Devil Rays (yes they were the Devil Rays back then) in 1999 to stops in Milwaukee, Miami, Texas back to Milwaukee and even a stop in the Cubs organization.

This year I have been traveling abroad in search of baseball with a paycheck. My first stop was in Mexico.

Mexico was a very different baseball experience, to say the least. Even though it was different, I pitched well! I saved five out of six games compiling a 1.65 ERA. Things were going well on the baseball field but the situation wasn't perfect. I have much appreciation for the Monterrey Sultanes but in the end it was time for me to move on.

After coming home from Mexico, I considered getting a real job. I do baseball lessons but it doesn't bring in enough money to provide for my family. Other options were all sales oriented ... cars, real estate and even an option to push mortgages. I was seriously considering one of these options when I got a call from a friend of mine saying he had a job for me. I was excited to hear the job would provide for my family and was still in baseball.

This job came with a couple catches: I had to change my agent, and the pitching job was in Asia.

Changing my agent was hard. I had developed a solid relationship with him and he was part of a new, growing company. It's a tough conversation but end of the day it was a business decision.

Going to Asia, (Taiwan to be exact) was exciting and scary all at the same time. Twelve hours difference in time, 17 hours of travel, and a new continent to see and take in. All amazing things that playing baseball has provided me with.

So, here I am. I am going to be a starting pitcher for the Uni-Lions number 73. I had good years in that number. I hope I have a few more in me.

I look forward to showing you a little insight to my baseball travels. Please tell me what you think in the Talkback section below.

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Seth McClung pitched for the Milwaukee Brewers from 2007-2009, but broke into the Major Leagues with Tampa Bay in 2003. The West Virginia native is now a pitcher in Taiwan.

McClung, a popular player during his time in Milwaukee, remains connected to Brewers fans through this blog on

"Big Red" will cover baseball in a way only a player can, but he'll talk about other sports, too. The 6 foot, 6 inch flamethrower will write about life outside the game, too.