You may remember writing a letter in elementary school in which you scribbled down your goals and aspirations for life. Maybe you wanted to be an astronaut. Maybe you wanted to be president. Or maybe, like St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly, you wanted to play Major League Baseball and then become a Scuba diver.
In an adorable letter unearthed by his mom and tweeted by the pitcher, a young Kelly writes that in ten years he'll be a baseball player, he'll have brown hair and that he'll invite his parents to his games.
Pretty prescient if you ask us.
Here's the entire text of the letter, which Kelly tweeted out in late June but has only recently gotten wider distribution:
Ten years from now ... I am going to be a baseball player. I am going to be a pitcher, a shortstop and a first baseman. I'm going to be a home run hitter like Babe Ruth. I will probably still be living with my parents, but we will have a bigger house. I will still be a handsome boy. I will still have brown hair. I will invite my parents to my baseball games, and I will get souvenirs, too. When I get too old to play baseball like Cal Ripken's age, I will be a SCUBA diver, and find gold under the sea. Then, I will probably see sharks, jellyfish, and stingrays. Then when I am 80 years old, I will quit. I will probably have grandkids too.
Sounds like Kelly, who is 25 and in his second MLB season, has a lot of fun planned after his retirement.
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