Vance Albitz: Gloves 4 Troops interview

Vance Albitz is a professional baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals. He currently plays for the Springfield Cardinals, the AA affiliate of the Cardinals in the Texas League, he is a shortstop.

Vance read an article back in November about a soldier in Afghanistan who was interviewed and wanted to be able to play catch. Well, Vance decided to take it to a whole new level.

Please click here for my interview with Vance.

Vance has received numerous emails from troops since he started his campaign.  He shared a few with me…

“I am a soldier that is currently deployed in Afghanistan and a die hard St Louis Cardinals fan. I wanted to say thank you for your efforts to send such things to us troops over here in this home away from home. Coming back from a mission outside the wire and having the ability to wind down and play catch is a huge stress reliever.”

Kyle Kent
U.S. Army Cavalry

“My name is SrA Andrew Purshock.  I’m currently deployed over here in Kandahar, Afghanistan.  I am a crew chief over here on the F-16, which basically means maintaining the jet so it is fit to fly.  I have played baseball all my life and also played a year in college.  If there is any way to donate a few gloves over here so we can have a catch when there isn’t anything going on
the flight line, that would be great.”

“This is SPC Shaun Pelt and I am deployed as a medic in Bagram, Afghanistan.  It is pretty funny that I saw this article today, yesterday I was talking with a couple of guys about exercise and fitness while deployed and one guy said he packed a glove with him in hopes others did the same. Getting a couple gloves and baseballs would be a big moral boost over here.”

Vance still has a goal of 1,000 gloves before the start of Spring Training.  Lets help him reach his goal! Please visit his website to learn more and see a special message from Vance, himself.

I thank Vance for taking time out of his busy schedule to join me, especially when we had technical difficulties the first time we tried.  He defines “The Good in Sports” and we thank him for all he has done.

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