Ty and Robin Torres, Dana Point
“Mama, will Mr. Burrus call my name this year?”
Dana Point baseball families get this question from our children a lot. We are blessed with a celebrity announcer and an amazing baseball program. We have great fields, groundskeepers, umps, teams, team moms, team dads, assistant coaches, head coaches, managers … to all we owe tremendous thanks.
For those who came out for Pinto 8 Fall Ball, we saw a lot of firsts for our boys. They learned to pitch and to hit from kid pitchers. They learned the value of practice, of listening, of making mistakes and trying again. For a few, this was their first season. For many, the second or third. The leaves changed color, the night practices were dark. Grandparents brought blankets to stay warm in the stands. By the end, you could swear you were watching a few future pros.
“Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona.” ― George F. Will
Today was our last game and I am deeply moved to say thanks. Thank you to Dana Point and Dana Point Youth Baseball for making this experience possible. Thank you to all the families for the joy of watching and cheering by your side. We still have another year before Mr. Burrus announces for our sons. When he does, it will be such a deep honor to hear that golden voice call out their names.
Until then, hope to see you in the spring. Play ball!