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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Conrad Gregor’s first home run of season caught by his dad

Gregor’s first home run of the season went to right-center and landed in the hands of a delighted guy. Though few knew it at the time, Gregor said after the game that his dad, Marty Gregor, was the one who caught the ball. Gregor’s parents drove five hours from Indiana to watch their son play this weekend. Aw.

Nice advance Father’s Day present.

Athletic Supporter can feel the slow rot Posted: May 25, 2014 at 04:30 PM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. shock Posted: May 25, 2014 at 06:12 PM (#4713211)
No ####### way.
   2. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: May 25, 2014 at 06:38 PM (#4713224)
That is awesome.

Semi-related was it Denard Span who hit a line drive off his mother's head on mother's day? This actually came up during a recent little league game.
   3. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 25, 2014 at 06:39 PM (#4713226)
Denard Span was at your Little League game???
   4. Astroenteritis (tom) Posted: May 25, 2014 at 07:24 PM (#4713238)
Well that is far out. Only thing I knew about Gregor is that every time I checked the Quad Cities box scores he seemed to have a couple of hits. Now I also know we share a birthday, so he's a potential member of my all-birthday team.
What a nice memory for him and his dad.
   5. JoeC Posted: May 25, 2014 at 07:40 PM (#4713243)
The best seats in "Modern Woodmen Park" appear to be all of $13. I guess his dad just prefers the outfield!

In other news, Modern Woodmen of America is a disappointingly, misleadingly named financial services company.
   6. tolbuck Posted: May 25, 2014 at 07:42 PM (#4713245)
Semi-related was it Denard Span who hit a line drive off his mother's head on mother's day? This actually came up during a recent little league game.


I think you are combining 2 stories into one.

Span hit a line drive off his mother's head, but it was during a spring training game.

Bob Feller's mom was hit in the face on Mother's Day, 1939. Feller pitched for the Indians. Marv Owen hit the line drive that struck Mrs. Feller.
   7. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: May 25, 2014 at 07:47 PM (#4713246)
Denard Span was at your Little League game???


Heh, no. And thanks tolbuck that must be it. I remembered Span hitting his mom and had it in my head it was mother's day.
   8. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: May 25, 2014 at 08:00 PM (#4713252)
Richie Ashburn once hit and injured a woman with a foul ball, and then hit her again during the same at-bat while she was being carried out of the park on a stretcher.
   9. Athletic Supporter can feel the slow rot Posted: May 25, 2014 at 08:02 PM (#4713253)
Richie Ashburn once hit and injured a woman with a foul ball, and then hit her again during the same at-bat while she was being carried out of the park on a stretcher.


Ichiro could kill his mom with a foul ball if he wanted to.
   10. greenback calls it soccer Posted: May 25, 2014 at 09:24 PM (#4713279)
It would've been better if Gregor had turned into a bug while rounding second, and his dad then threw the ball back at him, with the ball lodging in his shell.
   11. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: May 25, 2014 at 10:27 PM (#4713293)
I'm certainly buoyed by the fact that I wasn't the only one dying to make a Kafka reference.
   12. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: May 25, 2014 at 10:49 PM (#4713298)
I'd have thought even a rookie could have secured his parents better seats than out in the outfield.
   13. AndrewJ Posted: May 26, 2014 at 09:17 PM (#4713701)
Richie Ashburn once hit and injured a woman with a foul ball, and then hit her again during the same at-bat while she was being carried out of the park on a stretcher.

And, for good measure, she was the wife of the sports editor of the Philadelphia Bulletin.

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