LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It was a postcard perfect day at Las Vegas Ballpark.
The city’s professional baseball brethren gathered to get better and to be together. Impressively, improbably, among them — Drew Robinson
Less than 10 months after a self-inflicted bullet went caroming through Robinson’s head, he is back swinging that bat with belief and wearing scars that share both tragedy and triumph.
In a powerful ESPN piece, Drew shared his battle with depression and self-worth as a ballplayer. Now, he shares the field with his hometown peers as so much more.
The same city that built Drew as a baseball star has helped rebuild him as a symbol of hope. UMC saved his life. UNLV Medicine re-configured his face.
Robinson has always been a role model. Now at 28, he is a reminder.
Drew is attempting the ultimate comeback in spring training with the Giants. The player with one eye has an unreal vision of purpose.