Catching a home run ball at a Major League Baseball game? A dream come true. Catching two? Well, that’s just being damn lucky, and damn lucky is exactly what Thomas Moore student Caleb Lloyd is. Sitting in the first row of the left field stands, Caleb snagged Mike Leake’s first career home run in the fourth inning last night, Just minutes later, fate (and a bird, apparently) came falling from the sky again in the form of a Zack Cozart home run which Caleb also snared to secure his rightful place in GABP history. Well done, good sir.
Those two home runs were two-thirds of what ultimately became a back-to-back-to-back display of power from the Reds against Braves’ starter Mike Minor. Drew Stubbs rounded out the barrage with a shot to center field. The Reds went on to win the game 4-1.
Caleb enjoyed his 15 minutes of fame last night, getting invited up to the Fox Sport Ohio booth during the game for a little chat and was interviewed after the game by the media. We hear that FS Ohio will air some of the interview with him during Reds Live tonight, as technical difficulties impaired the broadcast.
Karma is certainly on his side, as Caleb graciously gave Mike Leake his home run ball after the game and also passed along the Cozart home run ball to his friend’s dad, who took them to the game.
A great night to put down the video game controller and head to the ballpark, eh?
h/t Redlegs Review