A baseball fan who showed off his pitching skills in a viral Twitter video is getting a chance to test his stuff in the pros.
Nathan Patterson caught the attention of the baseball world after tossing a 96 mile-an-hour fastball in a video recorded by his brother. He wasn’t pitching in a professional tryout, but instead in a fan’s pitching challenge during a Colorado Rockies game at Coors Field.
— Christian Patterson (@cpatterson_7) July 15, 2019
Patterson’s stuff has proved enough to get the attention of professional scouts. The 23-year old amateur was signed to a minor league contract with Oakland Athletics on Thursday.
It’s possible the hard-throwing former amateur’s baseball career could come to resemble the storyline of The Rookie, a true story about another amateur pitcher named Jim Morris who was able to make the majors with the Tampa Bay Rays after impressing pro scouts. Morris ultimately cracked the big leagues at the ripe age of 35, meaning that Patterson will have far more time to hash out a professional baseball career.
Patterson expressed his excitement to prove his talent and work his way up in an Instagram post, celebrating his recent signing at the Athletics’ spring training facility in Mesa, Arizona.
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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!
Baseball fans with a soft spot for a scrappy underdog will be rooting for the Kansas native to become one of the sport’s most dramatic success stories.
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TRUTH: Conservative Pastor Says Jesus Would Have ‘Beat the Crap’ Out of Turncoat John Bolton
The dishonest warmonger’s beliefs are hardly Christian.
Evangelical pastor Rodney Howard-Browne took disgraced former national security advisor John Bolton to task on Twitter earlier this week following widespread reports that he has flipped on President Trump.
“You are a slime ball of the highest order …. I should have knocked your sorry butt through the door of the Oval Office into the rose garden when I saw you. I would have gladly been arrested …. what a Benedict Arnold ….. I am glad you were fired !!!!!” Howard-Browne tweeted Monday.
“I have no respect for someone who is disloyal to the President and loyal to deep state !!! No respect! No respect at all …… what a globalist sellout!” he added.
Howard-Browne took it one step further, saying that Jesus Christ himself would have “beat the crap” out of Bolton for the antics he has taken since he was ushered out of the Trump administration unceremoniously last year.
“WWJD: he would have made a whip and beat the crap out of him!!!!” Howard-Browne wrote in a tweet, hearkening back to the time Jesus whipped the money changers in the Temple.
“When we are fighting for the republic, endeavoring to save it from a deep state coup, this “clown” walrus – Warhawk Bolton just needs to just return to the deep state ocean he swam out of!” Howard-Browne said in another Tweet.
Bolton has become a pariah among Trump supporters since it was revealed that his book contains passages accusing the President of conducting an illicit quid pro quo with Ukraine aid:
Former national security adviser John Bolton was forced out of the Trump administration last year due to extreme incompetence, and now he is planning his payback.
Excerpts released from Bolton’s book show that he is echoing the Ukraine-gate propaganda that the Democrats have used to successfully impeach the President. Bolton is now lobbying to give testimony in front of the Senate during Trump’s ongoing impeachment trial.
Several individuals have reportedly reviewed the manuscript for Bolton’s upcoming book, “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir,” which is set to be published on March 17. They each have confirmed that Bolton claims that Trump told him he was not going release military aid for Ukraine until the country provided intelligence pertaining to Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and the 2016 election.
Bolton reportedly paints himself and fellow administration neocons Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper as the heroes who attempted to convince Trump not to go through with his plan. This news hits at the perfect time to bolster Democrat efforts to subpoena witnesses in the Senate trial of Trump in order to drag out their witch hunt even longer.
The book advance for Bolton appears to be the 30 pieces of silver that he needed to sell out the President, as the reviled neocon cares more about his own reputation and prestige than he does about putting America first.
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