— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) March 29, 2016
For your feel good, baseball story of the day, we’ve got Ryan Powell and his mother, Wendy. Ryan Powell is a scout for the Orioles, and today he played in a MiLB game for his mom who is battling cancer. If you have ever played a sport with a parent watching, you know that feeling when you make them proud. It’s safe to say that this took place today.
BBEssential“Pitchers and catchers report to spring training.” It’s a date baseball fans look forward to all offseason. Ryan Powell used to be one of those catchers, albeit only once for a major-league franchise. He’s 30 years old and retired from playing now, working a job he loves as the Head of Independent League Scouting for the Baltimore Orioles. He is also the loving son of a mother who has always loved watching him play ball, and as she battles cancer he would love to bring her that joy one more time.
— MLB (@MLB) March 29, 2016
Orioles scout Ryan Powell’s mom, Wendy, who is battling brain cancer. She got to see her son get a hit with this bat pic.twitter.com/8f2rS0TAqm
— Brittany Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) March 29, 2016