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10-year-old Padres fan wins all-expense paid trip to World Series

Alyssa Estrada gained the MLB Play Ball Player of the Month Award.

CARLSBAD, Calif. — A household in Carlsbad is cheering additional laborious for the Padres. In this Zevely Zone, I met a fifth grader who gained a trip to the World Series. Alyssa Estrada has an additional cause to hope the Friars swing for the fences. When the 10-year-old is not cheering on the Padres, the All-Star softball participant is circling the bases and hitting house runs. I requested her how good it feels to hit a pitch. “I think it feels really good,” mentioned Alyssa who fell in love with the game as a teenager.

Her expertise and sportsmanship caught the eye of Major League Baseball. She lately appeared on the MLB Network when Alyssa gained the Play Ball Player of the Month together with an all-expense paid trip to recreation two of the World Series. “I think that it’s really cool that I get to go because it’s a once in a lifetime chance,” mentioned Alyssa.

“This is so exciting,” mentioned Alyssa’s mother and father Gabby and Dusty. They have been already rooting for the Padres, however now? “If they make it to the World Series, when, I am going to say when they make it to the World Series, we will be there cheering them on,” mentioned Gabby.

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Baseball is understood for its purity and the identical may be mentioned in regards to the Estrada household. “I guess you can say she plays with her heart,” mentioned Dusty along with his eyes welling up with tears. Alyssa’s dad is all coronary heart too and after we requested him why he was crying? “Just to see how much it means to her,” mentioned Dusty.  If the Padres go to to the World Series? “That would be really cool,” mentioned Alyssa. 

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We want the Padres bats to get scorching and keep scorching, and in the event that they’re on the lookout for any pointers. “Show me you Manny Machado swing,” I mentioned as Alyssa cranked one other ball deep into the outfield. I missed the pop up and together with my unhealthy fielding there is just one downside. The MLB World Series’ bundle solely comes with two tickets. “I think it’s going to be a girl’s trip,” mentioned Gabby. Dusty shortly added, “I’ll still go and if we can get you a ticket you’re going too.” You learn it right here. I’m going to the World Series!

Alyssa desires the Padres to play the Yankees, so she will take her first trip to New York City and go to Times Square.

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