Six-Year-Old Giants Fan's First Baseball Heckle Needs To Be On A T-Shirt Immediately
A good friend of mine took his six-year-old son to his first Giants playoff game on Tuesday. Now I should start by saying that I'm particularly jealous of this kid. OK -- I openly hate him. In six years of life, he will have seen (quite possibly) three Giants World Championships. That's half the time. Even if this season runs off the tracks, he'll still have two plastic replica rings. You know how long it took me to see a Giants WS trophy?
Let's not get into that, but just say I was a frustrated, troubled child.
At any rate, Milo (pictured above at left) was on hand at AT&T Park on Wednesday when San Francisco claimed an exciting come-from-behind 6-4 win over St. Louis to take a 3-1 NLCS lead. It's a huge occasion when you're able to take your kid to his (or her) first baseball playoff game. But its 10x more noteworthy when said kid utters his first heckle.
Let's let my friend tell the story:
"Walk Him, Mr. Stinky!"
Last night, Milo, age 6, attended his first San Francisco Giants playoff game -- and uttered his first Milo-made taunt.
It was in the bottom of the 4th, the tenacious Giants trying to dig out of an early deficit. Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller was on the mound, a 3-2 count on the line, when Milo stood and yelled: "Walk Him, Mr. Stinky!"
Could a father be more proud? Milo's own taunt, and in the proper context of the game. And could it be his devotion that helped bring the Giants back to win?
Surely, these mythologies I'm creating will lead another American child to put way too much emphasis on watching other people play sports. Eh, what're you gonna do? It's October."
Proper context indeed. Note that Milo's taunt did not demand a home run, or even a single: this is Giants baseball, and Milo understands this. It's small ball at its smallest. A walk would be good enough.
Of course I had followup questions for my friend:
ME: "What did Milo say about game when he got home?"
MY FRIEND: " 'Mom, look at my Buster Posey Lego guy!' ($18)."
ME: "Anything else?"
MY FRIEND: "Yes. 'Who won?' "
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