Kid dressed as Jays’ Bautista acts out hero’s home run as it happens
This is about as cool as it gets for a kid at a baseball game.
A young Blue Jays fan, who likes sporting a draw-on beard to look like Toronto star Jose Bautista, had a serendipitous moment Wednesday when he acted out his hero’s swing … right as Bautista was crushing a game-changing, three-run homer that would be the winning stroke in a wild Game 5 of the American League Division Series against the visiting Texas Rangers. And it was all caught on tape:
The home run broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning and was preceded by a crazy sequence. The Rangers had taken the lead in the top half of the inning on a controversial play that saw Rougned Odor scamper home on an errant throw back to the mound from Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin. His throw nicked the arm of Rangers batter Shin-Soo Choo and trickled into the field of play. After a delay to discuss and review the play, the run stood, sending the Toronto crowd into a frenzy of boos.
But the Jays came right back in the bottom of the inning, loading the bases on three errors before scoring on a fielder’s choice to tie it, setting the stage for Bautista — and this young fan’s — big moment.
If this little guy looks familiar, it’s because we’ve seen him around the team in the past:
What a day for Mini Bautista. Let’s get him some better seats for the ALCS.
— y- Benn (@Benn2Ns) October 5, 2015
— y- Benn (@Benn2Ns) October 14, 2015