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When Dancin' Joe Kelly was a kid, he wrote this adorable letter predicting his future

Forgive me, Cardinals fans -- I only recently discovered the amazingness that is Joe Kelly. His dance moves are incredible, to say the least, but this discovery somehow goes beyond the charm of that boogie.

This letter -- written when Kelly was just, in his words, "a young buck" -- is adorable and prescient:

Ten years from now ... I am going to be a baseball player. I am going to be a pitcher, a shortstop and a first baseman. I'm going to be a home run hitter like Babe Ruth. I will probably still be living with my parents, but we will have a bigger house. I will still be a handsome boy. I will still have brown hair. I will invite my parents to my baseball games, and I will get souvenirs, too. When I get too old to play baseball like Cal Ripken's age, I will be a SCUBA diver, and find gold under the sea. Then, I will probably see sharks, jellyfish, and stingrays. Then when I am 80 years old, I will quit. I will probably have grandkids too.

I find it hard to believe his teacher gave him a B for that. That's some pretty darn good prognosticating. Of the things he's had a chance to complete, he's 7 for 11, or about 64%. If I had that assignment when I was a kid, I would have written that I'd be designing roller coasters (nope), living on the moon (nope) and moonlighting as Batman (wouldn't you like to know?).

Yeah, teach was a hater. 


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