At Least Somebody Enjoyed that Phillies Game
In the aftermath of Angel Hernandez tossing Bryce Harper Thursday night, a local kid with a story to tell:
Here is Hayden Dorfman, age 10, who caught the helmet Harper threw after he was ejected tonight. A few security guards approached him and told him Harper wanted to sign it.
He said Harper is his favorite player and added that this is “the best baseball game he’s ever been to” pic.twitter.com/uq4J3Ylhwf
— Alex Coffey (@byalexcoffey) September 29, 2023
I guess you have to look on the bright side of everything. We get an egregious ump show, but a 10 year old gets a worn and then signed Bryce Harper helmet out of it. A feel good story! All it took was Angel Hernandez being a complete dickhead to generate some warmth and fuzziness on the back end.
This will be a story Hayden can tell for the rest of his life.
Rando: “Hey, Hayden, why did Bryce Harper throw his helmet in the crowd anyway?”
Hayden: “Well, you see, there was this umpire who was universally understood to be the worst in the world. He called a ridiculous third strike on an obvious check swing, then Bryce got so mad he got in his face and chucked his helmet into the crowd. That’s how I got it.”
Play the song: