Vysinka attends the team’s practices and home games, cheering for them, giving them fist bumps and lifting their spirits in general.
He’s considered an honorary member of the team.
“Dave brings a fantastic atmosphere to the season,” team member Owen “Bubba” Young said, “and he always puts a smile on our faces.”
Casey Tyrell said that at the beginning of the games, when the players are in the dugout, they shout, “Do it for Dave!” before heading out to the field.
“He’s like our determination,” Casey said. “He’s our good luck charm.”
“I’m happy for them and for the team,” Vysinka said. “I like the Troy baseball team. They are a good team, and they are smart. I love them. I love the whole team.
"I always tell them I hope they win. They hit the ball really hard, and they catch really good, too.”