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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Steve Garvey’s son starts climbing to the majors

Get ready for the Boys from Brazil:

He’s been around the game his whole life, even though his father, Steve Garvey, retired five years before Ryan was born.

Ryan Garvey has experiences his new Grand Junction Rockies teammates can’t imagine, including one he might like to forget:

He’s been booed at Yankee Stadium.

“...Oh, gosh, I was in right field, and Hamilton was hitting lasers out there, and I got my hand in front of this kid and caught the ball,” Ryan said.

“Ryan sees it coming right at this little kid, and he takes two big steps and reaches over and catches it, or it would have hit this little kid. He’s feeling good about himself and goes toward right field, and the Yankee fans are screaming at him, ‘You stole the ball from the little kid, you so-and-so, you blankety-blank!’

puck Posted: June 16, 2012 at 05:49 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: anti-christ, cubs, dodgers, gregory peck, padres, rockies

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   1. Tripon Posted: June 17, 2012 at 12:57 AM (#4159098)
Hahaha.
   2. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: June 17, 2012 at 01:12 AM (#4159100)
Steve Garvey must be like 65 by now. How many of his countless sons have there been stories like this about, over the years?
   3. zachtoma Posted: June 17, 2012 at 01:23 AM (#4159103)
His son hahahahaha, which one? Isn't this guy like Genghis khan or something with the illegitimate chilkldren? Lol Thank you, you've been a great audience.
   4. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: June 17, 2012 at 01:40 AM (#4159104)
I assume that's Steve Garvey who picks up the narrative in the excerpt (and FA), though the lack of attribution has me hopeful that his kid just shifts into the third-person in the telling. Classic Ryan.

   5. Just drawing conclusions on the wall Posted: June 17, 2012 at 01:52 AM (#4159106)
I like the new tag added just for Steve Garvey
   6. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: June 17, 2012 at 01:58 AM (#4159107)
Yeah, the jokes do kinda write themselves here, don't they?
   7. Walt Davis Posted: June 17, 2012 at 03:17 AM (#4159117)
The odds that at least 1 out of 1,137 would make it at least this far have to be pretty high.
   8. bobm Posted: June 17, 2012 at 09:30 AM (#4159129)
[4] The complete quote is a little clearer in TFA as not being a third-person, Rickey! thing.

FTFA:

Ryan Garvey has a famous baseball dad.

He's been around the game his whole life, even though his father, Steve Garvey, retired five years before Ryan was born.

Ryan Garvey has experiences his new Grand Junction Rockies teammates can't imagine, including one he might like to forget:

He's been booed at Yankee Stadium.

They remember who was at the plate differently, but in 2008, they went to the All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium. Ryan, then 15 years old, was in right field shagging balls with the sons of Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken.

"Oh, gosh, I was in right field, and Hamilton was hitting lasers out there, and I got my hand in front of this kid and caught the ball," Ryan said.

"Ryan sees it coming right at this little kid, and he takes two big steps and reaches over and catches it, or it would have hit this little kid. He's feeling good about himself and goes toward right field, and the Yankee fans are screaming at him, 'You stole the ball from the little kid, you so-and-so, you blankety-blank!'

"Ryan looks at the umpire, and he says, 'Welcome to Yankee Stadium, Ryan.' It was a classic story."
   9. AndrewJ Posted: June 17, 2012 at 09:35 AM (#4159132)
And who better to read about on Father's Day morning than Steve Garvey?

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