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College student who impressed President Obama will join Miracle for opening night

February 11, 2009
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Julio Osegueda caught President Barack Obama's attention Tuesday afternoon during a nationally televised town hall meeting in Fort Myers and now the 19-year old will get to fulfill his dream thanks to the Fort Myers Miracle.

Osegueda, who has worked at a Cape Coral McDonald's for the last four years, excitedly asked President Obama about his plans to help increase benefits for people like him. The President explained that he was happy that Osegueda was a hard worker and asked about what he was studying at Edison State College. The Manhattan, New York native responded that he was a Communications major and wants to be a broadcaster or disc jockey.

So the young man who President Obama described as "sounding like you've got good communication skills" will get a chance to use them courtesy of the Miracle.

Osegueda will be the radio color announcer during the Miracle's home opener on Friday, April 10 against the Charlotte Stone Crabs.

"Man this is so cool. I can't believe this day and wow what a great opportunity," said Osegueda.

Osegueda is currently taking basic news reporting classes and claims his work at McDonalds has furthered his passion for broadcasting.

"People come thru the drive-thru and when I take their order and talk to them a bit and they say wow you've got a great voice and you should be a broadcaster. So that's what I want to do," said Osegueda.

Osegueda claims to not know much about sports, but his family is huge New York Yankee fans.

"I'll be ready," said an excited Osegueda.

But after stealing the show on Tuesday afternoon, will Miracle fans be ready for this latest YouTube sensation.

Julio's debut is only 59 days away!! Get your tickets now for the upcoming season of Miracle baseball. For more information, check out or call (239) 768-4210.



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