A six-year-old boy had to live out a baseball dream, but it didn’t turn out the way he expected.
It may have been even better.
During a break between innings during Tuesday night’s Mets-Astros game at Minute Maid Park, the boy, whose first name was Oliver, according to the team, participated in a game where he was supposed to steal second base.
When Oliver ran to steal the base, he found that he couldn’t lift it.
He looked to Astros second baseman José Altuve and shortstop Mauricio Dubón for help, but neither Astros could get the base off the ground either. After a brief time of uncertainty, Altuve told the boy to run toward the Astros’ stadium workers in right field, who ended up giving Oliver the other base as he crossed the tape.
In the precious final moment, Oliver, who watched the Astros win 8-2 over the Mets, was agreeing to high-five the Houston fans as he walked to center field while holding the other base until stadium workers pointed him out. back. exit.