- 8 years ago
A little preface before I get to the big news:
BF played varsity baseball for 4 years in high school (02-06) and was on his way to playing in at a great school/getting drafted. End of Junior year he injured his ankle. His choice was to sit out his senior year and get surgery or play on it and risk permanently injuring it. Being a typical teenage boy he didn’t think about his future and decided to play his senior year. Luckily he didn’t injure it permanently, however all scholarship offers were taken away because he was too much of a risk.
Luckily a local school took him and he played his freshman year of college. He eventually got tired of playing and decided to finally get his much needed ankle surgery. Two years later he was miserable without baseball and tried getting back on the school team (Fall 09). Unfortunately during a practice he tore his achilles tendon and has been rehabing it for the last 9 months or so, which meant no more baseball.
Well this summer he went out for an MLB tryout and talked to one of the scouts who took his number. Yesterday I was at Disneyland with a few coworkers and I got a text sayng
“The scout just called me and wants me to come work out with some guys on Friday!!”
OMG I almost screamed! The scout is for the Oakland A’s which is a really good farm team (meaning: they train really good players in the minors to move up to the majors).
Cross your fingers Friday goes well! If everything goes well he might be getting an MLB contract, or at least a minor league one .
(And this is way longer than I meant for it to be…)