The start of this baseball season has been pretty spectacular. We’ve already had a two-homer game from Bryce Harper, a shutout and game-winning home run from Clayton Kershaw, a nearly perfect game from Yu Darvish, but my favorite moment of the four day old season happened last night in Atlanta.
Evan Gattis came up to bat in the fourth inning against Roy Halladay, this being the same Evan Gattis who struggled with drug and alcohol addiction and who wandered around the midwest for four years bouncing from janitor jobs to ski lift operators while trying to find himself before eventually returning baseball. And on a 1-1 pitch, Gattis sent the ball flying just over the cusp of the left field wall, all while his Dad was currently being interviewed in the stands. 
It was Gattis’ second career at-bat and first career home run. For a guy whose career path was “Ski Lift Operator Manager” just a few years ago, that’s one hell of an ending. 
MLB hasn’t allowed the clip for embedding yet, so click through to check it out. 

The start of this baseball season has been pretty spectacular. We’ve already had a two-homer game from Bryce Harper, a shutout and game-winning home run from Clayton Kershaw, a nearly perfect game from Yu Darvish, but my favorite moment of the four day old season happened last night in Atlanta.

Evan Gattis came up to bat in the fourth inning against Roy Halladay, this being the same Evan Gattis who struggled with drug and alcohol addiction and who wandered around the midwest for four years bouncing from janitor jobs to ski lift operators while trying to find himself before eventually returning baseball. And on a 1-1 pitch, Gattis sent the ball flying just over the cusp of the left field wall, all while his Dad was currently being interviewed in the stands. 

It was Gattis’ second career at-bat and first career home run. For a guy whose career path was “Ski Lift Operator Manager” just a few years ago, that’s one hell of an ending. 

MLB hasn’t allowed the clip for embedding yet, so click through to check it out. 

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    Great comeback story.
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    Proud of Evan! Let’s go Braves!
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    I love baseball.
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    That’s awesome. And I had not seen him with the beard. Dang, son.
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