A's bullpen catcher rewarded two early-arriving young Rangers fans with a game of catch
Among the many great things about baseball being back once again is the rare chance for something truly special at the ballpark -- and that sort of treat can happen if you show up early enough to take in batting practice.
Prior to the A's-Rangers game on Sunday afternoon at Globe Life Park in Arlington, two young Rangers fans were perched along the left-field line hoping for something fun. And thanks to Jeremy Dowdy, one of the A's two bullpen catchers this season (and also a former White Sox Minor Leaguer, where he was a teammate of Oakland's Marcus Semien and Chris Bassitt), they got it:
Perks of getting to the park early �� pic.twitter.com/cICk0iuiHq- Oakland A's ����⚾️ (@Athletics) April 9, 2017
The concept of playing catch with a player or team personnel member such as Dowdy is something that can only happen in special circumstances -- but it's something that's already happened a couple of times this young season, and one of those was at a Rangers game, too!
Might this be a new trend for the rest of the year? Find out yourself by heading out to the game as early as possible, because you just never know when somebody will want to make the experience that much more special for fans:
I love being able to give back anyway I can! That's what it's all about https://t.co/OZsP8tr3FD- Jeremy Dowdy (@Dowdy413) April 9, 2017