Day of firsts. 7/10/16.
I caught a very special and historical moment for Dylan a.k.a. OZ on video. A very first. A day he will never ever forget! At 11 years old he hit his first OVER THE FENCE home run!
In his very last game of the season no less!
He had hit many in the park home runs, but never one over.
As we were driving to the park that day he flat out told me, “Mom, I’m going to punch one out today.”
I will never forget our conversation and the absolute conviction in his voice.
We talked about the fire within, quality at bats, seeing the ball, picking out the right pitch, quick hands, wrist snap, strong hips and just laying down the hammer.
He said he was gonna do it and I believed him 100%!!! That’s what I will never forget. His belief in himself. It’s amazing what you can do when you mentally decide you’re going to do something.
His last game, his last at bat, plus an intelligent determination in the box produced his FIRST over the fence bomb. Going oppo to boot!!
Heck ya kiddo!!!
I have to admit I was so proud and definitely shed a tear or two.
Not just because of his physical feat, but because I had just watched my son in real time live out his conviction and determination. We can talk about it all day long, but only he could make it happen.
And he did. As a parent, there’s no better feeling than that kind of pride!
ATTENTION ALL BASEBALLERS: You can do anything you put your mind to!!!!
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