A kid who caught an Aaron Judge BP dinger celebrated his go-ahead homer while holding a sign
Real life rarely plays out as cleanly as it seems to in books where an event toward the beginning of the story perfectly foreshadows its end. During the Yankees' 3-0,13-inning win over the Blue Jays Wednesday night, however, the story was almost too perfect to be real.
It all started when a young Yankees fan arrived early to Rogers Centre to watch his team take batting practice. Camped out in the outfield seats, he was treated to a home run ball from Aaron Judge. He was understandably excited:
The game then went on for 12 scoreless innings and this young fan remained in attendance throughout, along with his trusty "All Rise" sign for Judge.
As fate would have it, Judge came to the plate with one on and one out in the 13th inning and hit a go-ahead, two-run home run while our protagonist was holding his sign high in hope:
How did he feel about that dinger? We're glad you asked. He was pumped up:
It may have taken 13 innings to decide the game, but, on a re-reading of the story, we can clearly see the outcome written in its batting practice. Kudos to this kid for not only being there for it all, but bringing his energy from the pregame all the way to the 13th inning.