My friend TJ (he is a Japanese, by the way) came to NY for New Year’s event in Manhattan.
We used to be classmates in University of Arkansas when we were athletic training students.
He had been doing internship in MLB Texas Rangers’ affiliated team in Arizona, and eventually, he got fulltime job there.
Before his fulltime job start, he came to NY.
It was really good feeling that we met again after achieving what we wanted to do since we were in the same classroom, or even before.

Not many Japanese AT get fulltime job in professional baseball team in America.
It represents a good deal of his effort, passion, dedication, and gut.

Even though I could not find time to introduce TJ to my bosses (head trainer, assistant trainer, and therapist), the head trainer prepared a the Knicks game ticket for him, so I could take him to the game.
Knicks lost by 1 point (Pacers hit come-from-behind jumper in last 0.9 second…), but I think he enjoyed the game.

We taught each other what we learned through our internship.
Little by little, we are making progress and we won’t stop it.
I’m looking forward to next meeting in someday.


by u2k_maru | 2009-01-04 11:11 | その他
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