Connor Myers, a native of Middletown, MD, was chosen by the Cubs in the 27th round of the 2016 draft and he spent parts of five seasons in the organization before retiring in 2021. He was at Double-A Tennessee with Justin Steele and Tuesday starter Keegan Thompson in 2019 and played with Christopher Morel two years later, so of course he’d be there in Baltimore to take in the action.
The former outfielder probably didn’t think he’d be part of the action, but that’s exactly what happened when, just 20 minutes after talking to Morel, Myers caught the rookie’s leadoff homer. What are the odds?
Unbelievable moment! I was talking to Morel 20 minutes before. https://t.co/kXbW2CpTfK
— Connor Myers (@_CM_9) June 8, 2022
When you get past the mind-numbing coincidence — or was it? — of the situation, what struck me here is how clearly excited Myers was by the whole thing. Not only did he share it to his IG story, but he shared Greg Zumach’s tweet as was actively sharing more of his incredulity on his timeline.
“Honestly, it was a goosebump moment,” Myers wrote.
At the end of the day, even former players are still fans of the game and they’re pulling for the guys on the field in much the same way we are. I just hope Myers gave the ball to a kid after this picture was taken, and by that I mean getting it to Morel.