He's won two World Series, and he was back at Hudson Tuesday night so the town could celebrate and honor their hometown hero, Brandon Belt.
At halftime of the boys' basketball game against Diboll Tuesday, head baseball coach Glen Kimble introduced Belt who was in attendance with his wife and son.
In a packed Hudson Hornet gym, fans roared with cheer to welcome Belt and celebrate his accomplishments, as he himself reflected on what it was like winning his second World Series.
“This time, I had a little bit of time to step back, see what was going on, breath it all in, and just have a good time with it. It's a lot of fun no matter how many times you do it,” said Belt. “It's awesome. Everybody here has been awesome. That's why I think me, my wife, and kid want to come back home every year because they make it special for us to come back home. They make it a lot of fun for us to come home and I wouldn't have it any other way.”
“He just means so much because everyone is so proud of him with the way he handles himself throughout the year,” said Kimble. “You know he's always going to do the right thing and plays hard. He's a great player and we're just proud to say he's from Hudson.”
Belt said he will be spending quite time with family and friends in East Texas before he'll be reporting back to San Francisco in mid-February.
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