Imagine for a minute that you have a son pitching for his little league team and he desperately needs a new glove before a game.
So you take them to a nearby sports shop to pick one up while your child is already wearing their number 32 uniform so they’re ready to play.
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A Metro family in Atlanta did just that and went to Dick’s Sporting Goods in Atlanta on Monday to get their child a glove so he could play in a game.
While walking down the aisle wearing gloves, they happened upon the Atlanta Braves pitcher Josh Tomlin who was in the store. Tomlin noticed that the boy was wearing the same shirt number as the Braves. According to one employee who had seen the entire interaction, the two baseball throwers immediately started a conversation.
Wellbeing story of the day:
My brother works at Dick’s in Atlanta. Today @ jtomlin43 came in from the @Braves and saw a kid wearing his number. Takes the time to talk to him about pitching AND bought him a really nice glove.
Man. I love that so much. pic.twitter.com/WFZNhpGQr3
– Jake Rainwater (@JakeRainwater) June 7, 2021
The agent said Tomlin spent a long time talking to the boy about the art of pitching and which baseball glove would be best for someone pitching in games.
After the discussion ended, the witness said Tomlin went to the glove rack and picked up a Wilson A2000 glove that sells for just under $ 300. Tomlin then went to the register, bought the glove, went back to the boy and handed it to him.
The employee said Tomlin stated that he was also given a protection plan and option to steam the glove for the new glove and left the store and carried on for the rest of the day.
I was lucky and went to Dicks at the right time. Great things are coming for Reggie. # 32 #doitreg
– Josh Tomlin (@ jtomlin43) June 8, 2021
No word on how Reggie pitched his new glove or how he reacted to his new friend’s pitching insights, but we suspect the smile hasn’t left his face yet.
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