Jose Abreu wants to learn English, sing national anthem

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Aug 1, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (79) reacts after hitting a single in the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at U.S Cellular Field. The Chicago White Sox won 10-8. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports

Not only is Chicago White Sox rookie first baseman Jose Abreu focused on hitting the baseball, but he has other aspirations, one being to not only learn the English language, but to one day sing the national anthem before a White Sox game.

In an article by the Sporting News, it says of Abreu:

"“Part of Abreu’s reasoning for loving the anthem so much is because it belongs to the country in which he’s gotten the opportunity to play major league baseball. If he has the pipes and the bravery, the least we could do is give him a chance.”"

I think this is very cool and even brave of Abreu, because I know I wouldn’t be able to stand in front of a crowd and sing the national anthem.

This season for the White Sox, Abreu is having a career year for most, and he’s still learning to hit MLB pitching.

The first baseman has 35 home runs and 102 RBIs for the White Sox. He’s been a two-time AL Player of the Month and three-time AL Rookie of the Month.

Abreu has tied the White Sox rookie home run record, tying the mark set by Ron Kittle in 1983.

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Abreu is all but a lock to win the AL Rookie of the Year, and he has to be mentioned in the AL MVP voting, though the award is all but locked up by Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

The day Abreu does sing the national anthem will be a special day for not only White Sox fans, but it will be a special day for Abreu because if that isn’t the “American Dream” being achieved, I don’t know what is.

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