A proud dad was completely shocked when his son threw his home run ball back
Excitement ensued, as the ball landed in a smattering of fans and the Astros dad wound up with the prized souvenir. What a great bonding moment for father and son! Surely a memory they'll never forget, right?
Well, yes, but ... um ... it was awkward.
Dad is NOT happy 😂 pic.twitter.com/Rm8xfKbjtK— Cut4 (@Cut4) July 19, 2019
The kid's rejection of the home run ball aside, the reaction from everybody in the frame is worth the price of admission all in its own. Dad's mixture of confusion, shock and the sudden realization that the ball's gone, to the woman in the upper-right corner doing the "OH NO, what is that kid doing??!" thing:
Epic, but not for the best reason. Fortunately, the ball did not make it all the way back to the field and another fan returned it to the father and son.
They ended up with a baseball and a story. Not bad, all told.
Adrian Garro joined MLB.com in 2016. Throughout his travels, both Bartolo Colon and Vin Scully have placed their hands on his shoulders. Not at the same time, though. That'd be amazing.