Pat's contract didn't allow him to play baseball for the first two years. Summer basketball leagues are quite importantfor rookies, free agents, and players like Pat. So playing there may be important to his basketball future. On the other side of the coin, when does time run out on starting his baseball career. I expect Pat has thought this through and has a plan. I'd just hate for these games to be a false hope that costs him the baseball opportunity - if that is best for him.