Almost every little boy dreams of one day becoming a professional baseball player.
For Pittsford's Grant Heyman and East Rochester's Trey Pascazi, that dream came true.
"My family and I had the computer set up because they were announcing the picks live," said Heyman. "We were all huddled around the computer in the kitchen, I heard my name got called, and the place erupted. It was sweet."
"I was in English class," said Pascazi. "I finished my final for English, and I turned it over and looked at my phone and the draft tracker, and I notice my name popped up. I went nuts, and erupted in class."
Not only were the two local boys drafted just a day apart, but they were drafted by the same organization, the Toronto Blue Jays.
"We were so fired up," said Pascazi. "We were like 'dude can’t wait to play with you, we’re gonna be teammates, hang out all the time down there', it’s gonna be fun.”
"What are the odds," asked Heyman. "Two kids from five minutes away going to the same major league team. It's surreal."
But it turns out, this isn't all coincidence. They share a common connection in Matt Dryer, former professional baseball player and head instructor of Diamond Pro, who helped get them in front of the right people.
"Mark Tremuda, he’s the national cross checker (for the Blue Jays)," said Dryer. "He saw me when I was 17 years old, he gave me the first ever player card I ever had, now he’s the guy representing Trey and Grant with us."Grant is still weighing some other offers, namely a full scholarship to the University of Miami. As for Trey...
"It’s a dream come true, I can’t pass up this opportunity."
That's what almost every little boy hopes one day they can say too.