Saturday, June 12, 2010

Why I Love Baseball, Reason #957: Daniel Nava.

The story will be told everywhere, so I'll only briefly recap it: cut from his college team, undrafted, played independent ball, then was signed by the Sox in 2008. He started with Lancaster (High A) and worked his way up to the Pawsox this season.

He was called up to Boston and played his first game today at age 27. The first pitch he saw from the Phillies Joe Blanton was deposited into the Red Sox bullpen for a grand slam home run.

It's such a great story. Daniel Nava was told over and over that he wasn't good enough, and kept on proving people wrong. Then, in his first time on the ultimate stage, he gets the biggest possible hit.

Who says dreams don't come true? Many times, they do if you work hard enough and refuse to quit.


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