Monday, October 2 2023

Everything comes to those who wait, so they say. And 23-year-old Grayson Rodriguez is a testament to that.

The pitcher, who grew up watching the Texas Rangers, had a rocky road to baseball’s big leagues, enduring disappointment and rejection along the way. The one constant in his life was his family, especially his dad, Gilbert, who even built a baseball field in the family’s back to help Grayson in his tee-ball days.

So, when Rodriguez finally got his chance, making his Major League Baseball debut for the Baltimore Orioles against the Rangers, his dad was the first person he reached for to share his triumph.

Watch the video to see Grayson Rodriguez share his lifelong dream with his dad.

Humankind from USA TODAY tells uplifting stories about kindness, triumphs, and special relationships. We wouldn’t be able to show the world all this kindness if it weren’t for people like you who capture kind moments on camera!

If you have a video, photo, or even a story you want to share, click the link below to tell us all about it. Someone from the Humankind team will reach out to you if we want to do a story about your kind moment.


Not sure what kind of content to submit? Check us out on any of these social media platforms and take a look around! We cover all sorts of good news moments about humans, animals, members of the U.S. military, kind kids, sportsmanship on and off the field, and more!

And if you’d like a weekly dose of good news in your inbox, we invite you to subscribe to our newsletter for a healthy helping of positive, touching, and inspirational stories.

There’s enough bad news out there! Help us show the world how much good news we have all around us.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: When his lifelong dream came true, this Major Leaguer hugged his dad

Source: Yahoo Sports


Grizzlies' Dillon Brooks 'wouldn't mind' facing Lakers in first round


Alex Bregman crushes a homer to left field to give the Astros an early lead over the Pirates

Check Also