After young fan's catch, Yeli gives him a bat

July 3rd, 2021

Every young fan dreams of catching a foul ball at an MLB game. But does a young baseball fan dare to dream even bigger -- as in, catching a foul ball and getting a high-five from a former MVP?

That's what happened to a youngster in attendance at PNC Park during the Brewers' 7-2 victory over the Pirates on Thursday night. With one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, Bryan Reynolds lifted a foul ball deep down the left-field line, where chased it into the corner. It landed foul, right in the glove of the young fan, 11-year-old Christian Gale, who made a nice catch.

The Gale family, who live in Kansas City, are on an MLB ballpark tour, and decided to return to PNC Park on Friday, hoping Christian could get the ball signed by a few players. He certainly got more than that -- Yelich sent a signed bat with a personal message to Gale in the stands, delivered by a member of the AT&T SportsNet broadcast team. Gale's reaction speaks for itself.

It was a catch that earned a high-five from Yelich, a moment young Christian will never forget. So dream big, kids -- that could be you someday.