On Friday night's Phillies-Braves game, first baseman Freddie Freeman crushed a ball into the outfield at Truist Park, right into the hands of Joshua, a young Phillies fan. But he couldn't hold onto it.
VIDEO: @Phillies fan tries to catch @FreddieFreeman5 home run ball (he misses it, but gets it back eventually.)— Alison Mastrangelo (@AlisonWSB) April 10, 2021
Instead of keeping it, he gives it to a @Braves fan wearing a Freeman Jersey in the stands!
MVP move #ForTheA #MLB pic.twitter.com/3IuA541CRo
Then Joshua got a second chance when a player threw him back the ball, but that didn't work out so well either. The moment gave Joshua's dad quite a giggle.
But Joshua decided not to keep the ball after all. He instead walked over and gave it to a young Braves fan wearing a Freeman jersey.
Before Sunday night's game, the Phillies along with the Braves surprised Joshua and his father, James Scott, with a baseball signed by Bryce Harper and Freddie Freeman.
Joshua demonstrated what it means to be a great baseball fan on Friday night.— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) April 11, 2021
Tonight, along with @Braves, we were thrilled to present Joshua and his father, @iamjamesscott1, with a baseball signed by @bryceharper3 and @FreddieFreeman5. pic.twitter.com/rkozu12wZ5
"Joshua demonstrated what it means to be a great baseball fan on Friday night," the Phillies posted on Twitter.
Video tweeted by the Braves shows the heartwarming moment Freeman met the father and son.
Friday: @iamjamesscott1 and his son Joshua gave their @FreddieFreeman5 home run ball to a Braves fan.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) April 11, 2021
Tonight: Freddie surprised Joshua with a baseball autographed by both Freddie and @bryceharper3! pic.twitter.com/N9ciuOzHbq