The Man Behind the Plate

Things just kept getting better for nine-year-old Alayna Adams last Thursday. It all started as she prepared to throw out the first pitch at the Tampa Bay Rays game. Just before taking the mound, Alayna got a surprise message on the video screen from her father, Lt. Col. William Adams who was nearing the end of a one year stay in Afghanistan.

“I wish I was there.”

And then, after her best effort at throwing a strike, Alayna got to meet the man behind the plate.