Daniel Nava of the Boston Red Sox remembers where he has been.
Nava, CSM 2004/2005 alumnus showed up at College of San Mateo yesterday and presented each CSM baseball position player with two pairs of Cutters batting gloves.
Nava, who is sponsored by Cutters worked out a deal with the company agreeing to forego his signing bonus in exchange for gloves which were custom made for the CSM Baseball team. The total package is worth over $1,000.
Cutters’ sales manager Chris Miller said, “Daniel has been a huge supporter of Cutters over the last few years, and it is only appropriate for us to help out a program that clearly means so much to him.”
While Nava was handing out the gloves, he spoke to the 2011 CSM team about the importance of his path to the major leagues and advised the group “to always remember where you came from.”
Coach Doug Williams was not surprised by Nava’s generosity. Williams noted, “Daniel was as classy a kid as I have ever coached and this act just falls in line with who he is and what he is all about.”
Nava made national headlines this past summer when he came to the plate at Fenway Park with the bases loaded in his first ever major league at bat. Daniel hit the first pitch for a grand slam homerun, becoming only the 4th player in major league history to accomplish that feat.
Nava reports to spring training in Florida this February.