Make-A-Wish kid August Wold's pregame prediction of a Matt Chapman homer came true
Saturday was a huge day at the ballpark for a little baseball fan named August Wold. As part of his Make-A-Wish dream, he signed a contract with his favorite team, the A's.
Really! The team met with him, had a press conference and everything:
August officially signs with GM David Forst and the A’s, surrounded by his teammates. pic.twitter.com/pC0Riyb3gX— Oakland A's (@Athletics) July 28, 2019
August even got to bat on the field at the Coliseum, delivering the game's honorary "first hit."
August singles for the game’s “first hit.” Way to go August! pic.twitter.com/GsoBnrpEo1— Oakland A's (@Athletics) July 28, 2019
That wasn't all that August had in store -- much to the A's benefit.
See, August made a prediction when he met with the media before the game. When asked if anyone would homer on Saturday, he gave a very matter-of-fact reply: "Chapman."
The fifth inning came along and, well, August's prophecy was realized:
Chapman's Incredible two-run Jack-Jack on Pixar Fireworks Night presented by Delta Dental. pic.twitter.com/4VjygAx8CM— Oakland A's (@Athletics) July 28, 2019
August really just knew. It was foretold.
Maybe the A's should have August around for some more games. He is a dinger whisperer.
Andrew Mearns is a writer for Cut4 whose baseball obsession was born from the shattered dreams of Mike Mussina's perfect game attempt in 2001. He has a startling memory of World Series highlights that barely functions as a party trick.