ESPN My Wish part 2/2

By now my son’s My Wish segment has already aired on TV, but I still have to wake up and have some coffee and find the link for you.  When I get to that, you’ll find it here. article here.

Kyle’s Wish weekend was pretty awesome.   He knows and admires every Dbacks player, and he got to meet and talk with almost all of them that weekend.  And each subsequent occasion where he has found himself anywhere close to the team, the guys seek him out to say hi, sign more autographs, and give him the batting gloves off their hands.  They have spoiled my son rotten!

If you are a Dbacks fan, you should be so proud of your team after watching Kyle’s My Wish.  If you weren’t a Dbacks fan before, you might be one by now.  I can’t say enough about this organization.  And I don’t have to–you’ve seen it.  Everyone from Derrick Hall to the players to the PR team to the Chase Field security and staff routinely bend over backwards for Kyle and certainly went above and beyond as they granted Kyle’s Make A Wish earlier this year.  Kyle gives back, too–he cheers the team on as he either attends in person or watches every game on television.  From the bullpen to the infielders, you guys make Kyle’s day almost every day just by playing the game.

In addition to what you saw in his My Wish segment, Kyle’s Wish weekend included:

*an enormous suite at the Hyatt downtown, resplendent with baseball themed cupcakes and a Dbacks bobble-head (JJ Putz!) waiting for Kyle in our room.

*extensive batting practice with Aar0n Hill and Paul Goldschmidt at the Futures Field at Chase.

*drag racing mascot Baxter so far around the concourse that the cameras lost track of them and we all had to sort of wait around for them to catch back up with us.

*Pitcher JJ Putz escorting him to his locker and giving him a clubhouse tour.

*JJ Putz playing C0nnect 4 with my daughters in the locker room.

*Heath Bell chilling in the dugout with our oldest daughter, Jenna, showing her how to connect our iPad to the Chase Field wifi.

*a team meeting on the field and a team photo.

*Pitcher Patrick Corbin introducing himself, “Hi, my name is Patrick.”

*Rockie’s OF Ryan Wheeler stopped by to say hi–one of Kyle’s favorite former Dbacks players, and a great guy overall.

*a tour of the radio broadcast booth

*Kyle threw the first pitch in front of 24,000 people

It was an incredible experience for Kyle.  I could never thank Make A Wish, ESPN, Derrick Hall, Luis Gonzalez, Greg Schulte, Adam Eaton, JJ Putz, Willie, Martin, Aaron—you have positively spoiled my son with attention and for that I thank you.  And to the rest of the Dbacks, old or new: he is watching.   “Kubel is due for a big hit.”  “Brandon McCarthy is taller than you, Mom.”  “There goes Adam.  He’s a fast runner.”  “Does Parra ever drop a fly ball?”  “It’s Goldy Goldy gone!”  “Tomorrow is free taco day because we won!”

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Thank you for everything, Dbacks.  Now the push to the playoffs!

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