Long distance baseball fandom isn’t easy, but the stars aligned for an 11-year-old St. Louis Cardinals fan living in the Atlanta area when her team was in town this weekend.
Kaetlyn Hight is a huge Yadier Molina fan, and her birthday wish was to meet him.
She was running out of luck as batting practice came and passed, but with the help of some sympathetic Turner Field and Major League Baseball employees, Kaetlyn’s dreams came true.
Kaetlyn’s family was escorted down the third base line, and when Yadi came out to warm up starter Shelby Miller, he dropped what he was doing to come over and make her wish come true.
It’s moments like these that cement your fandom for life – no matter how far you are from your team.
Photos via MLB Fan Cave Facebook fan Lacey Hawley Hight