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Pedro Beato is fulfilling his promise

Mets reliever says watching the Twin Towers fall changed his outlook on life

Updated: September 13, 2011, 2:23 PM ET
By Matt Ehalt | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Ten years ago, Pedro Beato was a 14-year-old with a powerful right arm who pitched for Xaverian High School in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. He hoped there was a bright future awaiting him in baseball, but he didn't fret about contracts or scouts. It wasn't a pressing issue.

He was just a teenager who wanted to have fun playing the game he loved.

Then, on Sept. 11, 2001, that all changed. From the roof of his high school, he looked across the East River and watched ...

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