UM fan pursues dream in Tuscaloosa

UM fan pursues dream in Tuscaloosa

Submitted by Look Up_See Blue on June 12th, 2012 at 2:48 PM

It's been awhile since I posted on this board.  And I wanted to share something with my fellow MGoBloggers.  

Back in January I was at a pretty low point in my life.  A really close friend of mine encouraged me to pursue my dreams.  I didn't take him seriously at first, but then decided that I only live once on this earth and to get off my arse and take care of business.

My dream has always been to play Major League Baseball ever since I was a little boy.  My dad grew up in the Bronx and worked at Yankee Stadium as a kid and had many stories for me.  (I hate the Yankees by the way, Go Tigers)

I played my whole life up through college and then just figured that was the end once I finished school.  I started doing some research and saw that the Major League Scouting Bureau conducts open tryouts in the summer.  So I decided that I was going to attend as many of them as I could, and started training immediately.  

Fast forward to now.  After approximately 5 months of training in the gym, and throwing bullpens, and pitching in a few games on an adult summer league team, I will leave Nashville today and travel down to Birmingham to stay overnight with a friend, and then head to Tuscaloosa early in the morning.  I will be trying out as a LHP.  It's kind of fitting that I will be doing all of this in enemy territory.  The funny part is I traveled up to Kentucky Sunday night for an early morning tryout Monday but it was cancelled because of rain.  

Sorry if this post is too long, there's a lot more to it but I wanted to give the short version and figured some of my fellow Michigan fans out there would appreciate it.  Please wish me luck and send me some prayers, I sure need them.

 

Thanks so much!

 

PT