I am moved by this story because I know what a great challenge it is to be the parent of a child with special needs.
"Ryan Marcus Long" is a former Major League Baseball player. Long played for the Kansas City Royals in the season. In six games, Long had twi hits in nine at-bats, with two Runs batted in/RBIs. He played right field, and batted and threw right-handed. He was drafted by the Royals in the second round of the 1991 Major League Baseball Draft/1991 amateur draft. Although he played in only six games for the Royals, Long spentten seasons playing at various levels in the Minor League Baseball/minor leagues. While playing baseball for Dobie High School, in Texas, Long and the Longhorns lost a playoff game against a team that featured future New York Yankees/New York Yankee, Andy Pettitte.
Long is currently a Coach (baseball)/hitting coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates' Double-A affiliate, the Altoona Curve. He previously served as a hitting coach for the Bradenton Marauders in the Florida State League, the Pirates High-A affiliate and the Burlington Bees, the Midwest League affiliate for the Royals.More Ryan Long on Wikipedia.
It was a good first dual meet with a lot of different kids contributing in the win.
It was a really good performance by O'Brien in all events. He was consistent and to place in all three was a great effort on his part.
It was his most aggressive race of the season. It was a great mile.
They really ran well today. Anytime you can break a record, you have to be pleased.
The guys had a great week of practice and have the common goal of improving their times from last week.
The kids are excited for this meet. It just gives them a good look at the talent and competition from the central part of the state.
To do what he did in the mile and then come back and run the fastest leg on that relay (was very impressive).