There isn't a Baseball Dad that won't also get a little choked up watching this short video. You don't need audio to know what David Ross did in the dugout.

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This isn't just a story about baseball.

This isn't just a story about sports.

It's not a story about winning or losing.

It's a story of a dream, a very rare dream, coming true.

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Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash

From 'Little League to the Big Leagues' Dream

Have you ever told your 'little leaguer' what could happen if they practice really hard and always try their best?

"One day you could play professional baseball."

As the parent of a Little League baseball player, I can tell you that there isn't one Cubs game where he isn't in front of the TV pretending to be one of his heroes on the field.

There are moments when he plays that I look at his mom (the biggest baseball fan I know) and see the beautiful emotional connection she has to watching him do what he loves. I'm certain she's daydreamed of what a moment like you'll see in this David Ross dugout video below would be like for our son.


Thousands of athletes spend thousands of hours working on their skills while also carrying a little of that same dream.

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Photo by Ben Hershey on Unsplash

For a very select few, that dream becomes a reality, and a Major League ball club drafts you, but you never make it to 'the show'.

For an even more select few, 'the show' needs you and the childhood dream comes true. For any athlete, making it to this level IS NEVER ABOUT LUCK. It's all about the magnet that my mom kept on the fridge:

"There is no such thing as luck, it's where PREPARATION meets OPPORTUNITY."

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Photo by Chris Chow on Unsplash

This video of the Chicago Cubs' new pitcher Ethan Roberts getting the message from Manager David Ross in the dugout that he's being added to the roster is such a great thing for us to be able to see.

All that work, all the pain, and exhaustion, all the sacrifices, all the missed opportunities, and failures, until finally YOU ARE PREPARED FOR THE BIGGEST OPPORTUNITY OF YOUR LIFE.

You really don't need to hear any words when you see this video of Ethan Robets' dream coming true.

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