DeLaSalle pitcher won't let birth defect slow him down

  • Article by: JASON GONZALEZ , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 14, 2012 - 5:42 AM

Ben Albert doesn't let a birth defect on his left arm impede his many athletic pursuits.

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rickmahornMay. 13, 12 1:45 AM

"Determined and motivated, Albert has never allowed pity into his life." THAT SAYS IT ALL! What a great story about a very special young man who does not appear to believe that he is special. Why? Clearly, Ben is doing what he wants and loves to do, play sports, be a top student, be a regular "guy", enjoy life. We are not all handed a "Golden Pass" through life. I was totally paralyzed from polio and lost my ability to breath almost 60 years ago. I graduated from high school with a 4.0, college, professional school and worked for 33 years. I believe that Ben and I share the same outlook on life. Never give up on yourself or your goals, understand that life is simply a series of problems to solve, so start solving them and don't stop, realize that life is a gift from God and that He has a purpose for each one of us to discover and accomplish. I expect to see Ben become the first ex-Major League pitcher to be elected President of The United States of America. Move over FDR. Ben, you have "The Right Stuff." Go get 'em!

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kennyrogersMay. 13, 1212:27 PM

Keep up the great effort, Ben. Make Jim Abbott of the California Angels proud of you! Jim said once, I hope they DO try to bunt against me!

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cst1268May. 13, 12 6:35 PM

I've always been proud to be an "Islander". This makes me even more so!

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