I can’t imagine the feelings that run through children today who have to pray thet one of their parents is still alive an well while serving in the military. One 9-year-old girl expressed those feelings before everyone last night.
Her pitch bounced twice before rolling softly into a glove near home plate, a moment that began a reunion. Alayna Adams, 9, walked toward the batter’s box with a casual pace before a voice over Tropicana Field’s public-address system gave an introduction to remember.
“Catching today’s ceremonial first pitch, fresh back from Afghanistan, please welcome Lt. Col. Will Adams!”
The father had removed his catcher’s mask, and Alayna began a sprint toward his arms. The crowd’s roar grew with each second.
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