Yesterday’s Nats-Pirates game lasted 18 innings and nearly six hours. And it was a low-scoring game too. I think 98.5% of parents with young kids at such a game would’ve left that one early and no one would’ve blamed them.
One set of parents — Pirates fans — didn’t leave early. Probably because their son would’ve killed them if they had.
Check out this kid. He had all of the feels. Anger and despair when Daniel Murphy tied it up to send it to extras, jubilation when Starling Marte homered in the 18th and a lot of other stuff in between. Oh, and the ketchup on his face for that 17th inning hot dog was special too.
Eighteen innings is a lot to ask of a kid. But this kid had a lot to give. I feel like we have an instant celebrity on our hands:
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