The year Juan Soto saved Halloween

October 31st, 2021

Here's yet another reason that baseball is the best. Eireann Dolan, wife of reliever and former National (and 2019 champion) Sean Doolittle, shared an incredible story on Twitter Sunday afternoon about her favorite World Series memory, and it’s everything that’s right about the young stars in the game these days.

When the Nationals won the Fall Classic in 2019, they did so on October 30. Everyone stayed up late celebrating, and the next day, players, coaches and staff headed back to D.C. on the team plane. Many had their families with them, including young children, who showed up in costume for the flight. But the flight wasn’t going to land early enough for them to get to go trick-or-treating.

According to Dolan, about 20 minutes into the flight, started handing out bags of candy to the adults on board. Then he went to the children, gave them empty bags and told them to go trick-or-treating on the plane.

That’s an amazing story from any player. But from a superstar, one who had just cemented himself into that echelon with his World Series performance and who had just turned 21? Truly incredible.

In Dolan’s words: “Those kids were super lucky to begin with; they just watched their team win the World Series and they were on the team plane (a rare occurrence)! And then the team’s superstar found a way for them to trick or treat. Juan Soto is just the coolest.”

We agree. Baseball is the best.