I know that you are busy down in Jupiter Florida. Full squad spring training workouts start tomorrow. I am sure you and your teammates have plenty to do preparing to defend your NL Central crown. Believe me, as a Cardinal fan for 25 years I would never do anything to derail your preparation for a new season. Much of my summer is spent following your glorious pursuits on the baseball diamond.
You are my favorite player. I remember when you entered the league in 2001. Tony didn't want to bring you North with the team, but an injury to the ancient Bobby Bonilla gave you a spot on the roster. You got a hit in that first game in Colorado and the rest, as they say, is history.
More to my point I saw a video on the web yesterday of you working with your oldest son AJ. You were throwing batting practice, and he was hitting rockets around the cage. I guess the normal Dad would now use this time to ask you for tips on teaching his son to hit like a big leaguer.
Well, as you can see, I am not the normal Dad. If I were I would not be so confidently penning this letter to my favorite baseball player. I would not be posting this letter to the world where there is a possibility that you will read it and have a restraining order placed on me.
Because I am not normal I will not ask the standard question. My question to you is, "Will you please fly me and my son to spring training this year so you can work with him on his swing." Yes I know he is only 15 months old and some people might think it is a little early to start serious instruction. I disagree. Tiger Woods started at such an age and look how well it turned out for him.
Scratch that last thought.
Nevertheless, I would love an opportunity to work on my son's swing with you in Florida or anywhere else. I prefer Florida though because it is nice and warm. My son, Braden, has a great cut already. He can swing full force at a ball on a tee and hit it every time. He drive liners off furniture, walls, down the hall, and off me if I am not ready. Believe me, a lifelong baseball enthusiast, that he is ready to receive your instruction.
I appreciate your prompt response to this matter, and I look forward to working with you.
P.S. I have enclosed a photo of Braden's swing for you to study prior to our arrival in Jupiter.