Oakland A’s Sign Fan from Viral Pitch-Speed Challenge Video

By 4 months ago

Dreams really do come true, especially for Nathan Patterson. Patterson competed in a speed-pitch challenge arcade game, sending the ball flying at 96 mph. his brother captured it all on Twitter. It wasn’t long until the Oakland A’s took notice of the viral video.

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“How can you not be romantic about baseball” -Billy Beane Words cannot describe this feeling and I cannot thank everyone enough who has been part of this journey so far! My family has given me nothing but constant love and support throughout the last 9 months as I pursue a dream of mine that I’ve had since I was a little kid. It’s been a roller coaster to get here with many challenges and overcoming adversity. I’m grateful for all the trainers, coaches, friends, @rsrbaseball and everyone else who has supported me thus far! And for those who tell you that you can’t achieve your dreams, use that as fuel to work even harder. Because those people are the ones that settle. I’m grateful for the @athletics organization for giving me this opportunity! This story is not over. It is not the beginning. I am writing the next chapters and excited for this journey! Time to focus even more, work even harder, and it all starts with your mindset. Go after your dreams and make them a reality!

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Patterson isn’t new to America’s pastime. He frequently posts videos and photos on the field, practicing, or just playing a game with friends. He trains in Nashville Tennessee at the Parker Sports Performance.

It won’t be long until Patterson’s story is sold as the next big screenplay. The signing is just the beginning for the rookie. Patterson himself said “This story is not over. It is not the beginning. I am writing the next chapters and excited for this journey!”

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