I can’t believe it, I’m so confused. I just met a scout from the Pittsburgh Pirates, right after the playoff game. He told me that they have been scouting me for years now and I didn’t even know! He told me they want me come down and play for one of their Minor League teams.
Before that day, I have been planning on going to a well known college, Notre Dame. I talked to their coach and he said he feels like I would be a perfect fit for that team and I’m exactly what he has been looking for. I don’t mean to brag but, an outfielder who can play all infield position and hit. Who wouldn’t want me to play for them, and I was looking forward to going to college. I love the campus and ever since I visited, it has just had a grip on me. And most importantly a college education is important isn’t it? I know my mom wants me to get my education. All she has been talking about me going to college and how proud of me she is. I would feel bad if I let her down by not going to college like I said I would. But when she hears about the opportunity I have, won’t she still be proud and happy for me?
Going to the MLB has been my mission since I was 8 years old. My dream has always been having my name and number on the back of a professional team’s jersey, no matter what team it is. The thrill of just getting to play on the same field with the same people I watched on tv and looked up to will be enough for me. If i were to make it pro, I will become an inspiration to myself. By me playing with the superstars of the game I love, will inspire me to work hard enough to become the best player on any field that I walk on.
This is my chance! If I go to college who knows if this chance will present itself again. The opportunity to go to school will always be there. But this only happens once in a lifetime. Of course if I chose the MLB I will have to play in the Minors first. Then, my main focus will be to prove that I am Major League material.
Whenever I need help I always go to my dad. He is the one person I can always go to if I need great advice. He never makes the decision for me but he puts strong thoughts in my head so I can do it myself. He told me to follow my heart, because either way I go, I will still be taking a big jump into a new part of my life. He told me if I think I have what It takes to play on that level, then go play ball. I knew exactly what he meant. He wasn’t saying if I think I have the talent and ability to play pro baseball go do it. He was saying if I’m strong enough mentally then go do it. He was saying I can’t let the money, the popularity, and the women that come with a major league contract get to my head. And I think I can do that. NO! I know I can do that. I’ve worked to hard to be stopped right in my tracks.
So I think I made my decision. I will be taking my talents to the MLB. Man I always wanted to say that. But, I will not only be going for me.... I will be going for my parents. I will be able to provide for my parents and give them back all the love that they gave me growing up and show them how much I really care and appreciate them. That has to be the best feeling in the the world, to tell your parents they can stop working because I gotchu now.
But now here comes the moment of truth. Telling my mom my decision. Here I go….Mom…..