A 9-year-old Oakland Athletics fan penned a heartfelt letter to his favorite team recounting every baseball-loving kid’s worst nightmare — his entire collection of memorabilia was gone, lost when his burned down in the Northern California wildfires. And now the A’s and their fans are rallying to rebuild the young boy’s baseball memorabilia collection.
It’s quite a show of community because anybody who loved baseball as a kid can identify. We loved our baseball cards and cherished our autographs and would be wrecked if this happened to us.
Here’s the letter from 9-year-old Loren Jade Smith, as shared by Katie Utehs of ABC 7:
If you need some help deciphering the cute-kid writing, here you go:
I love watching your A’s games. I want to be an A’s player and I play at Mark West Little League in Santa Rosa. I played baseball in my backyard all day loving the A’s and making up …