This weekend, the MLB DREAM Series will take place.
It is an event that takes place at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Arizona and one that focuses on the dynamics of pitching and catching for a diverse group of high school baseball players, predominantly African-American, from across the country.
The series takes place during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.
A few MLB stars will be heavily involved in the series as well.
This morning, he stopped by MLB Network to discuss his desire to get involved and share some wisdom for up-and-coming stars.
.@Angels outfielder Jo Adell and @Reds pitcher @Dunn_Deal19 discuss their desire to get involved in the #MLBDreamSeries and share some Big League wisdom with the up-and-coming generation of ballplayers.#MLBNHotStove | @MLBDevelops | @CY24_7 pic.twitter.com/Vbl4mhdWkd
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) January 13, 2023
With the Angels playing their spring training home games at Tempe Diablo Stadium, Adell is certainly familiar with the area, as he alluded to.
But he also mentioned the connections that can be made during an event such as this.
As an African-American player himself, Adell understands the importance of expanding the reach of the game and creating opportunities for a diverse group of talented ballplayers, as well as what the players involved will get out of it.
“They’re going to remember this forever,” said the young outfielder.
The 23-year-old even talked about how special it is to see players who have been a part of this event before reach the Major Leagues and how the connections last a lifetime.
This is a tremendous opportunity to expand the reach of baseball and create opportunities for a diverse group of young players.