“Your mentor made a huge impact on your life. Now pay it forward, go make an impact in the life of a kid.”
That brings me to @BaseballDreamin, which is another interesting story. RJ Breisacher is a former military member who served in Afghanistan. According to his blog, baseballdreamin.blogspot.com, he had a dream. One day he decided to execute that dream. He found a group of people that belong to www.ballparkchasers.com. RJ decided to take him upon himself to catch a game at every MLB park. So far he has been to 26 this season alone.
I too am a veteran of the U.S. military, and seeing someone that is able to come home, and have an idea, and then to put it into action gives me great satisfaction. RJ was a pleasure to meet, and I’ll be following his trek until he ends it in Detroit in June.
I am very impressed with all of these fine folks. It was a pleasure to meet them and an honor to talk baseball and life with them. I’m just sad they picked a game where the Rangers got pummeled. I hope you support their efforts and follow their respective journey across our great nation, as I will.
That brings me to this, which is a little SDI inside info. Mike McGehee and I have talked over the past few weeks, about how to get involved in the community. We have gone over several scenarios after many lengthy discussions. I think we finally settled on an idea. We’d like to start a website in conjunction with SDI that is totally dedicated to the writing of kids in the area on the Rangers.
What we’d like to do, is to pick a middle school in the DFW area, and have a class submit articles to whatever we call this site. So, if you are a middle school English teacher, or an Administrator, send either Mike or myself an email, and we’ll get this going. I hope you like the idea, and hope you read it when we get it going.