Orioles Scout Played In MiLB Game For His Mother Who Is Fighting Cancer

Sports and Bets — March 29, 2016 at 2:36 pm by

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.

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