Sunday, May 13, 2018

Starting Young - Kid Umpire Calls MiLB Game from Stands

Happy Mother's Day - all umpire moms will love this.

A young fan got an early start to his professional umpiring career, dressing in his home plate best to call balls and strikes from the front row of stands at Modern Woodmen Park, home of the Class-A Midwest League's Quad Cities River Bandits.

Meet Grant from Moline, Illinois, who joined MiLB umpires Jake Bruner and Trevor Dannegger to officiate the Lake County Captains-River Bandits finale. Young Grant had some work to do, presiding over a combined 23 strikeouts, four stolen bases, two hit batsmen, a balk, and 311 total pitches in Lake County's 2-1 victory over three hours and 15 minutes.

Here's hoping he makes it to the show. Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Young fan in plate gear calls balls and strikes from the stands in Quad Cities (QUA)


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