GLENDALE — Joe De Pinto went out of his way to make sure that he saw his name scroll across the computer screen and was there to receive the phone call from whichever Major League Baseball team decided to take him.
Despite all his best laid plans, on Tuesday, De Pinto found himself at "Jersey Mike's" sandwich shop in La Cañada Flintridge when his dad called to tell him that the Chicago White Sox had drafted the St. Francis High graduate 651st overall in the 21st round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
"It was a dream for so long," De Pinto said.
Electing to follow the draft from his mom's office, as he said he does not get cell phone reception at his house, De Pinto decided to take a break for lunch and less than five minutes later his dad called. And seconds later, a scout from the White Sox called, as well.