The following is a letter in which a local fan and letter writer to the Crawfish Boxes shares his and his family’s experience of Alex Bregman meeting him in the community.
“I love this young man
Bregman catches breakfast occasionally at a local diner in my neighborhood, and I almost lost my sh*t when I first saw him there. I excitedly told my kids that the young man sitting in that booth was Alex Bregman. This was last year in late May. I told my kids to go over and say hi and ask for an autograph. He was sitting with 3 friends and enjoying his day off, but he was willing to accommodate my 9 and 6 year old. He told them to sit down and proceeded to just clown around with them. They talked various topics, mainly phone video games like clash of clans, and was just perfect with my little guys. After about 15 minutes, I felt like my kids had taken up enough of his time, but he wasn’t put off, he was enjoying it. He made my kids feel special and sent them off smiling.
My kids finally fell in love with the Astros that day, maybe if it was just Bregs. He was so cool, much nicer than he needed to be. I am so happy for this fine young man and I wish him all the success in the world. He may be cocky on the field (he backs it up) but he’s nothing but a true gentleman off of it. He still remembers (or at least pretends) my kids whenever we run into him at the diner, and it makes their year.
I love the fact that he’s working his butt off to be the greatest, but still having fun along the way. Let’s go #2! You’re alright in my book and I’ll never forget all the great memories you’ve already given my family and the many more you’ll give the city of Houston!”