SEWELL, NJ (WPVI) — “I’m obsessed with baseball. I’ve been playing softball since I was four years old,” said Zoe Rodriguez. “And I grew up with the Phillies.”
Rodriguez, 21, spends most of his time playing softball and studying criminal justice at Rutgers University-Camden. But her hidden talent, spray painting, just couldn’t hold back for too long.
In 2018, the historic Super Bowl season inspired Rodriguez’s coach to have the Philadelphia Eagles logo painted on his lawn. He asked Rodriguez to step on the plate and make it happen.
“And here we are in 2022, he asked me again about the Phillies because they’re in the World Series,” Rodriguez said. “Later that night my parents had asked for pictures just to post being proud parents and within about 24 hours that Facebook post was shared over 5,000 times.”
Rodriguez’s art went viral on Facebook and TikTok, encouraging dozens of requests from the greater South Jersey area. In just one week, the Lumberton native marked about 25 front yards.
“I try to balance that with school every day,” she says. “And in a way, that’s my job right now. And I think it’s a pretty cool job.”
In the future, Rodriguez hopes to become a member of law enforcement. Until then, she will wrap up her final season of softball. And even sooner she will see the conclusion of the 2022 World Series.
“Critics will say the Astros beat the Phillies, but it’s not about which team is better. It’s about who comes out to play that day,” she said. “And the Phils aren’t done yet. They’re called the Fightin’s for a reason and they still have a lot of fighting to do.”
Zoe is currently open to requests for lawn art ranging from $100 to $250 each and will continue well beyond the World Series. Anyone interested should follow her on TikTok or contact her father Robert via Facebook.
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