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Derrick: Getting Some Batting Practice With The Angels

Angels' catcher Bobby Wilson recently took this week's Wednesday's Child, Derrick, under his wings for some batting practice. That evening at Angels' Stadium, Derrick, Bobby and other Angels and Angels' fans enjoyed a win against the Baltimore Orioles. Now we are out to win a forever family for Derrick.

Having only been to a big league baseball game once before when he was very young, Derrick's choice for favorite team was still up for grabs. After his day with Bobby Wilson and this Angels win, though, things were definitely tilting towards the Angels.

 Derrick was full of questions on how one becomes a professional baseball player and was shown the trade secrets on how to hold and throw a ball. The entire team made sure they signed Derrick's baseball and worked at making this kid feel part of the team.

 Derrick wants the same from a permanent family – one that will rally around him and make him part of the team. While Derrick's interests and skills may land him in a field (perhaps something scientific) other than the baseball field, he will still need the supportive coaching and camaraderie that comes along with being part of a family team when he faces what life pitches his way.

For more information about Derrick and adoption: 
Please call 866-921- ADOPT (2367)
Download this profile on Derrick (PDF format)
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