Could Your Club Have the Next Diamond In the Rough?
Every week thousands of fans flock to ball parks all across America. People of all shapes, sizes, ages, and backgrounds come together to enjoy a ball game for a couple hours every day. We all know it is extremely difficult to make it in the big leagues. The amount of hours of preparation professional athletes dedicate to training is admirable and something most people cannot dedicate the time to. That being said, there are plenty of people who come close to the pros but never get the shot. That was the case of twenty-three year old Nathan Patterson. Nathan played up until his junior year of high school when injuries cut his baseball career short. Presuming his big league dreams were over he left baseball behind, started mowing lawns for work, and moved around the country.
One day, Nathan found himself in Denver enjoying a day at a Colorado Rockies game where his friends encouraged him to give the interactive speed pitch game a shot. Having not played baseball in years, he was surprised when his first pitch clocked in at 90mph. In the video you can hear his friends encouraging him to go even higher. He throws a couple more pitches at 94mph and eventually reached as high as 96mph! The clip of him was posted on Twitter and quickly was retweeted thousands of times, making it’s way around the biggest baseball accounts. Everyone was surprised that this casual fan was throwing a major league level fastball. The circulation of the video was eventually viewed by the right people.
Earlier this month, Nathan’s dreams of playing professional baseball came to fruition. Patterson threw at a pro day and impressed the scouts that were there in attendance, and after the video of the speed pitch game blew up, the big leagues came calling. The Oakland A’s signed him to a professional contract and Patterson is currently on the roster for their minor league club: Arizona League Athletics Green. An incredible story and one that will make a great screenplay in the future. One that proves if you are in the right place at the right time, anyone has a shot. Everyone here at Inflatable Design Group wishes the best to Nathan in his professional baseball career!
The story of Nathan Patterson begs the question: How many other athletes fly under the radar without getting noticed? Even though he was ultimately signed by Oakland, Nathan has the Colorado Rockies to thank just as much as the A’s for the start of his professional baseball career. What if your club could provide an opportunity for the next Nathan Patterson? Give your fans a shot at getting noticed with inflatable speed pitch. Complete with a radar gun to get accurate readings of your fans’s pitches, Inflatable Design Group’s custom inflatable speed pitch gives fans the opportunity to show off their cannon of an arm.
The fun doesn’t stop with the speed pitch, give fans the opportunity to show off their slugging ability as well. Fans will be able to knock one out of the park with inflatable tee ball. Inflatable tee ball is the perfect activity for younger fans to enjoy while spending a day at the ballpark. The fun and excitement they will experience will have them wanting to come back to many more games throughout the entire season! For those that swing for the fences every time, we also have inflatable batting cages. Just like the fun times you experience with friends and family at Boomers only this time you are doing it at the big game! Show off to your friends who the real home run king is and challenge them to hit more than you.
To go along with our fantastic interactive baseball games, we also have a selection of custom inflatables that are fun for any event. Take a ride down one of our big inflatable slides. Jump around in one of our many inflatable bouncy houses. Maneuver your way through an inflatable obstacle course. Cool yourself off on a hot day as you walk through an inflatable misting station. Enjoy a classic game when you play inflatable corn hole. Snap a great photo next to a custom inflatable mascot or on our inflatable big couch. Fans will share their experiences on social media which will draw even more attention to your team and promote the fun of your game day experience! All of our custom inflatables can be created with your team’s logo and colors giving them an iconic look at your home games!
For the Love of Baseball!
Baseball is a very special sport. Not often do we hear about stories like the one of Nathan Patterson. His underdog story is part of the reason we follow sports, and restores our faith in the purity of the game. It is part of the reason why people come out to ballparks every day throughout the summer all across America. Give your fans a memorable game day experience that will encourage them to come back for more. Make the day of young fans as they watch the big guys out on the field. Create new game day traditions that will keep fans coming back for generations. Instill a new culture around your club that is welcoming and inviting to all fans.
Inflatable Design Group has been working with baseball clubs all across America for over twenty years. We have worked with some of the biggest teams in the majors like the San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, and Colorado Rockies. We have also worked with some of the smaller minor league teams like the South Bend Cubs, Lake Elsinore Storm, Albuquerque Isotopes, and Eugene Emeralds. No matter the size of your club, we can meet your demands and deliver high quality custom inflatables that are perfect for your ball club. All of our custom inflatables are easy to set up, easy to take down, making your game day an absolute breeze! Email us today at email@example.com so we can get started on a fantastic custom inflatable for you!
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