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You’ll never guess who caught this minor league ball player’s first home run
“He may have to watch every game from out there.”
Houston Astros outfield prospect Conrad Gregor’s hitting .299 with 13 doubles and 27 RBI at Class A Quad Cities, but until Sunday he hadn’t hit a home run.
His first dinger, a three-run shot to right that put the River Bandits up 4-2 over the Cedar Rapids Kernels, was a special one—and not only because it got the homer-less monkey off his back. Turns out the guy at the end of the video’s actually one of Gregor’s biggest fans.
“That was my dad,” the 22-year-old prospect told Quad City Times beat writer Steve Batterson. “He may have to watch every game from out there. It’s a little unbelievable, but I’m glad my parents were here to see it. When I got back to the dugout, I heard he made a pretty good catch.”
Chase Hoffberger reported on YouTube, web culture, and crime for the Daily Dot until 2013, when he joined the Austin Chronicle. Until late 2018, he served as that paper’s news editor and reported on criminal justice and politics.