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A Breit future for Padres' prospect

Aaron Breit

Our story begins on a bright sunny day many summers ago in the small but quaint town of Hays, Kansas. Janice Breit is doing the same thing she has every summer for nearly two decades, playing softball. Her husband Leon is in the stands cheering for his wife, as always. But this year is different. Janice has a second, much younger, fan in the stands. His name is Aaron and he is her infant son.

While it may not seem it now, today will be the igniting spark for a passion he will carry with him into adulthood. Aaron was not at all a natural. He was short, skinny and shy throughout his formative years. He had to work hard for every pound he put onto his diminutive frame and for every mile per hour he added to his budding fastball. "He was very small until he was a junior in high school...

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