This D-backs prospect homered with his dad sitting in the opposing team's dugout
Alek Thomas is a left-handed-hitting outfielder in the D-backs' system who was drafted last year out of a high school in Chicago. He spent all of his first season in rookie ball, five levels away from the big leagues. So, it was pretty cool that he even got into a Major League Spring Training game against the White Sox on Wednesday afternoon. But when you consider that Alek's dad, Allen, who is Chicago's Director of Conditioning, was in the opposing dugout, the story gets even better.
And then, Alek tatered.
Cool moment from today's #DbacksSpring game.#Dbacks prospect @athomas22 hit a three-run homer in the 9th inning.— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) March 21, 2019
His father Allen, who is the @WhiteSox Director of Conditioning, was sitting in the other dugout.
Alek made sure his dad saw it. pic.twitter.com/Vm5tjVJJAF
Shout-out to Alek for making sure Pops at least recognized his dinger. The best part is that Allen doesn't even crack a smile until he makes eye contact with his son -- that's some real Director of Conditioning energy if I've ever seen it.
Jake Mintz is the louder half of the Cespedes Family BBQ. Despite a torn UCL in his right elbow, he still finds a way to tweet excessively during baseball games.