Does anything beat the look of a proud parent’s face upon watching their child achieve something great? Probably not. The emotion from Cleveland Indians announcer Tom Hamilton on Monday reminded us of that.
Hamilton had the pleasure of watching his son, Nick, a third baseman with the organization, appear in his first career MLB spring training game. Though Nick grounded out in the at-bat and went 0-for-4, the results weren’t nearly as important as the milestone event.
Nick is 24 and played college ball at Kent State. He hit .337 for the school’s 2012 team that reached the College World Series. He was a 35th round pick of the Indians organization and has batted .236 in 50 career minor league games. He’s obviously not much of a prospect, but do you think that matters to his pops?