MOLINE, Ill. — After a Moline boy goes viral after his sign that read, "School is important, but (Phillies) Baseball is importanter," he talks to News 8 about his World Series experience.
Ethan Wren, 11, of Moline is a lover of the sport of baseball.
"I've always been in baseball and been in travel leagues since 9-U," Ethan said.
Ethan and his family attended game 4 of the World Series in Philadelphia, Pa., Wed. Nov. 4 where Ethan brought the sign.
It quickly went viral, reaching over 400,000 social reactions and over 12,000 shares/retweets.
Ethan explains the inspiration behind his sign.
"Nick Castellanos said, all I do is hit baseballs," Ethan said. "I don't need a degree."
Nick Castellanos plays for the Phillies. Ethan's mother, Aimee Wren, said baseball is in the Wren family's blood.
"Once I married into it and became a Phillies fan, we've been to a lot of games," Aimee said. "We've been to spring training, it's been real fun, and the boys, Ethan and his brother, will have grown up being Phillies fans.
She also loves the attention Ethan has received after his sign went viral.
"It's just fun, because it's so exciting for him," Aimee said. "He's loved all the attention. All his friends are texting him. He's getting all these people reaching out."
Ethan and his friends have also loved the attention.
"They've been jealous because they had to go to school all week and I've been gone," Ethan said.
Aimee said Ethan did received his teachers' blessings to skip school. Ethan said he wants to play for the Phillie's when he grows up.