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Our next -- story could be a movie at one time Alberto -- hair and his family were homeless he joined a gang before enlisting in the army but.
Once and he gave his service his all.
He was shot eight times in Iraq saved by a bulletproof vest and when he shipped over -- Afghanistan we shot again twice.
But Alberto never gave up on his dream of college and baseball and when he returned for military service.
He enrolled at -- college in -- Bronx where he is a relief pitcher on the school's baseball team joining us now is -- better -- and -- baseball coach.
John Foster who by the way as a very uninteresting career in and in NBA as well and in the excuse being in the MLB -- well.
Good to see you guys thanks -- being here appreciate so what.
Got you into the military to begin with -- to doesn't to -- -- gang.
Problems and and you live that kind that I want do something different -- me and my family.
And my father my grandfather and my mom they always in the army and flicked a vehicle so I decided to -- -- -- fullest have been owing to the army.
Did it help -- to straighten out the clarify what your personal mission was in life here all around on -- on you you you learn to.
Value in life you learn to be a different person a -- won and yes.
It was going.
Particularly when your life is in danger and having taken no shots.
Did that ever sort of make you think she's maybe I got into the wrong field.
Love that time I was kind of scary play UTW family yes troll goal everything -- that just make you stronger.
-- -- -- -- -- and there are many people would take shots and then go one to another field of battle as you did did you have any doubts about doing that and that.
Not at all.
Your real hero I know you guys don't want to hear it.
When you say you're here -- they heroes that don't want to hear that they say that.
The real heroes are the guys who never came back to -- the transition to become a baseball player and and to go to college.
Was at the beginning it was kind of hard six small -- back came back it was -- -- because.
You're so used to the gunshot and all of this situation so you don't you go back to -- TV and windows -- us.
So I -- beginning everybody who put their hands on my back I would jump.
So it was sensationalist than you Ruth Gehrig play I don't think two coaches and and debatable team my family.
It is it was fun it was fun and John -- helped out along it.
John you -- your picture former.
The Milwaukee Brewers for a lot of different teams in Major League Baseball -- When a person has a background of military service does it help them in their own discipline and -- -- -- in the way that they play the game.
I I think so he further down I mean you can tell that he he has the toughness you know he has.
That toughness part of them right in the beginning you know on.
Resemblance to who would have known you know the way -- -- works and how hard he works now imagine if he did that just playing baseball the whole time you never know all of the same way.
You know all of the -- guys -- was always the most talented person in the world you know but I worked so hard that.
Time finally caught up with me -- -- now it's finally worthwhile.
And you know he he have that right off the bat you know he's he's got better of since the first day but you can tell that he's got something there that.
Not too many people really do truly have on it.
Every day basis and the transition from the military -- have have you helped him in in making that transition is.
Does he was mentioned was kind of tough in the beginning yeah.
I -- -- -- not not as much you know dead there's certain things that -- have a get him going a little bit real quick.
It either but that's just everybody's like you know I didn't think of the -- led -- him and I spoke many times.
You know -- this is why you know this of this -- why that happens and one on -- the first months of baseball's really the in baseball because you can stay with every one and then there's never.
There's never anything personal it's only baseball and.
After college what is your goal what is your dream all how wanna work -- disabled kids.
I want to be able to give them -- I'll put community to flee any -- was Floyd.
And investment media Asus takes that and the creation and that's what -- do and it's great that's great and.
And I have no doubt you will what about coming back may be and being assistant coach and then and then taking over the schedule we talking about the money for -- Talk about the money for -- killer it's a good lesson to develop good to have you both here -- -- if I think very much for being here.
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