Parker Lentini has been a Ben Zobrist fan from the moment Zobrist joined the Rays in 2006, so when the Make-A-Wish Foundation worked it out for Lentini to spend a day with a Ray, the 12-year-old from Carrollwood naturally picked Zobrist.
"Everybody thought he was just going to go down to the minors when they kept dropping him, but I always felt he'd be good," Lentini said before Saturday's game. "And now when they say all the good players like (Evan) Longoria and (B.J.) Upton they always mention Zobrist, and I say, 'Ha, ha. I followed him since the beginning.' "
Zobrist, naturally, was touched.
Zobrist makes young fan's day
Tampa Tribune | Sep 4