An 11-year-old Jim Abbott?
Over the weekend in a social media post many might have missed, ESPN showcased a video from Ben Lane on facebook. The video shows his son Carson fielding ground balls that Ben (presumably) is hitting to him. That's not the interesting part. The interesting part is the way he fields and throws them back.
Check out the video for yourself here, it's a unique style Carson has made for himself.
Carson suffered a birth defect that through the result of many surgeries allows for minimal movement and coordination on his left hand and arm. Just because he has major function of only one arm doesn't mean he shouldn't aspire to the big leagues.
Jim Abbott, for those who don't know was a major league pitcher who pitched for four different teams over a 10+ year career in Major League Baseball, his crowning moment came on September 4, 1993 when he no-hit the Cleveland Indians as a member of the New York Yankees.
Why does that matter? Jim was born without his right hand, and still excelled as a major league pitcher.
Obstacles are meant to be overcome and if Abbott can do it so can anyone like Carson who loves the game of baseball.