The Florida Senate passed Resolution SR 1726 on Thursday, March 3 to recognize Lorenzo Cain, a Madison County native and a Kansas City Royals outfielder on “his exceptional play for the Kansas City Royals in defeating the New York Mets in the 2015 World Series, etc.” SR 1726, which is sponsored by Senator Bill Montford, was filed in January.
Although Cain never planned on pursuing baseball during his time at Madison County High School, his change of plans proved to be a success. Football was Cain's deepest desire, but his mother forbid him to play. After his pursuit of basketball was unsuccessful, Cain took another path and went on to play baseball. He graduated from Tallahassee Community College and accepted a position with the Milwaukee Brewers. He was drafted by the Royals in 2010 and was named Most Valuable Player of the Year in 2014.
After the Royals lost during the World Series in 2014, Cain made a vow that his team would recover and come back “ready to go.” In 2015, Cain's vow proved itself, as the Royals played fiercely during the World Series against the New York Mets.
Cain reached an estimated 20.5 miles per hour while stealing second base during the World Series game; it's no wonder why the Senate wishes to recognize him for both his and his team's achievements; they have risen above their failures and brought the definition of “perseverance” into solid form.