Saturday, May 25, 2013

Congratulations to Chris Colabello!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris Colabello's story is the definition of perseverance.  A local hero from central Massachusetts, Colabello played from 2005 to 2011 for the Independent CanAm League Worcester Tornadoes.  He was a fan favorite being the best player on the team and the only player to return every year.  He was very freindly and willing to sign anything for the fans.


Last year, the Minnesota Twins gave Colabello a try out during spring training.  Chris was good enough to get a roster spot on the AA New Britain Rock Cats, where he had a great season hitting .284 with 19 home runs and 98 RBIs.  This season was followed up by excellent numbers in winter ball.  After playing for team Italy in the World Baseball Classic where he also hit very well, Chris earned a promotion to the AAA Rochester Red Wings.  On the season, he has hit .358 with 12 home runs and 39 RBIs.


Last Wednesday, Chris Colabello received his fisrt call-up to the Minnesota Twins with Trevor Plouffe being placed on the DL.  In his MLB debut, Chris was 0-4.  He is still yet to have his first MLB hit seeing only one at bat since.


The fact is, doing well doesn't matter because he has finally made it.  He kept with baseball this long after everybody told him he wasn't good enough and he has proved them wrong.  This may be one of the most inpirational tales of MLB.  So, I would like  congratulate Chris Colabello on making it to the Major Leagues and I hope he will stay in the lineup for years to come.  He is a hero for young boys throughout the Worcester area.

EDIT- Congratulations to Chris on his first MLB hit.  Colabello singled to center in the top of the sixth during today's 4:00 game.


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