After escaping Cuba as a boy, Eddy Rodriguez living his dream

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Eddy Rodriguez hit a homer in his first at-bat after getting called up to the Padres last season and is working to get back to the big leagues.

Eddy Rodriguez hit a homer in his first at-bat after getting called up to the Padres last season and is working to get back to the big leagues.

His two greatest loves are fishing and baseball. On a perfect day, he does both. Hours before San Diego called, Rodriguez was fishing on a lake in California. Good things happen to him on the water. Good things happen behind the plate. Rodriguez caught a shutout in his second start in San Diego. He got the game ball. He remembers every detail.