BOSTON – In a season that has been a middling disappointment for the fan base of the Boston Red Sox, there has been one story in baseball that has brought nothing but good vibes to the Fenway faithful. And it's been taking place all the way out in the Bay Area, as opposed to the Bay State.
One of the all-time great Red Sox players is Carl Yastrzemski, an absolute legend who is not only in the Hall of Fame, but who has also had his number retired by the team. His grandson, Mike Yastrzemski, made his major league debut earlier this season with the San Francisco Giants and he has been performing admirably ever since. Currently, one of the great examples of baseball lineage is hitting .266 with 20 home runs and 52 runs batted in with just 97 games played so far on the season. Mike has been one of my favorite players to watch all year.
Finally, as September begins to dwindle, Mike Yastrzemski and the Giants took their talents to Fenway Park to battle the Red Sox in some inter-league play. Regarding the matchup, Carl told NESN's Jerry Remy that the reunion would be "emotional." Mike told reporters that he was looking forward to playing professionally in Boston, where he grew up.
It had been a fair bit of time since the grandfather and grandson duo had been together, but the moment of reunion was captured on video, as the two patrolled the left field area of Fenway. Check out the goosebumps-inducing moment that was captured by WBZ's Dan Roche.
Of course, when the actual game began, something even more magical happened. Yastrzemski hit a solo home run in the fourth inning.
It was just one of those perfect baseball moments that you could not plan out. It is one of the many reasons why baseball is still the most romantic sport. Even Red Sox fans were cheering for Yastrzemski's home run.
The Red Sox ended up losing to the Giants by a score of 7-6 in the fifteenth inning, but this moment was definitely cool enough to make the night worthwhile.