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Parent of the year lets his kid’s wagon roll free to get a home run ball

Mar 10, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT

You can buy an official MLB baseball for, like, $15 max. Or you can let your kid go flying down a hill in is wagon while you go chase a home run ball in a meaningless spring training game:

Either way, really.

  1. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Mar 10, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    A double no less. But he did catch the kid.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Mar 10, 2014 at 5:18 PM

      After the kid hit the wall =\

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Mar 10, 2014 at 6:07 PM

        That’s what the wall is for, right?

    • cmtill14 - Mar 11, 2014 at 2:43 AM

      Phillies are offering him a contract now, based on his hustle play.

    • apkyletexas - Mar 11, 2014 at 11:47 AM

      Freaking scary as hell. That kid almost softly bumped into the wall. Could have spilled his sippy cup. Lucky he had a padded seat and an umbrella to protect him. That wagon’s a little nicer than the one my kids used to drag each other around in.

    • jeffbbf - Mar 11, 2014 at 1:40 PM

      thankfully, there are perfect parents out there like Craig who can sit in judgement of the rest of us who make harmless mistakes once in a while.

  2. pjmitch - Mar 10, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    Kids you can keep reproducing, but a home run ball??

    This is why mom’s are not invited to games

  3. churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Mar 10, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    the real parents of the year are Mr. and Mrs. Giancarlo Stanton, because holy crap their kid hit the ball a mile today:

    http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/6479266/v31492493/mianym-stanton-crushes-a-shot-in-the-seventh

    • ptfu - Mar 10, 2014 at 8:50 PM

      Did that bounce off the top of the palm tree? Wowzers.

    • cmtill14 - Mar 11, 2014 at 2:47 AM

      Holy crap. He hit that thing like a fat kid on a 3 day cupcake binge. That’s just nasty.

  4. therooneyskilledwebster - Mar 10, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    I more offended by that pair of jorts he’s sporting

    • infieldhit - Mar 11, 2014 at 12:20 AM

      Hustle, loyalty, respect… Okay, maybe just hustle.

  5. tfbuckfutter - Mar 10, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Did you see that save?

    The Marlins should think about signing that guy.

  6. Caught Looking - Mar 10, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Where can I buy an official MLB baseball for $15 max?

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Mar 10, 2014 at 6:09 PM

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/WEI-YIN-CHEN-SIGNED-OFFICIAL-MLB-BASEBALL-/390790054391?pt=US_Autographs&hash=item5afce701f7

      • barrybondsisthealltimehomerunking - Mar 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM

        It’s up to $26 now with shipping

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Mar 11, 2014 at 9:38 AM

        Do you think that was Chen’s mom?

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Mar 10, 2014 at 6:09 PM

      Keep the change ;-)

  7. themanytoolsofignorance - Mar 10, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    I made some mistakes as a parent. Nothing major, I think. But a few. Never did anything like that, though.

  8. Stiller43 - Mar 10, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Craig did you watch the vid? Its a ground rule double…

  9. 18thstreet - Mar 10, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    My kid would love to go crashing into a wall like that. LOVE. IT.

    Not joking.

    • cmtill14 - Mar 11, 2014 at 2:48 AM

      Mine would be laughing the whole time and get pissed if he couldn’t go again lol

  10. indaburg - Mar 10, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    The kid is huge and had his own glove. He could fend for himself.

  11. yahmule - Mar 10, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    In his defense, that guy looked genuinely surprised that something with wheels would roll down a decline.

  12. creek0512 - Mar 10, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    Do you ever write articles where you aren’t ridiculing someone?

    • yahmule - Mar 11, 2014 at 10:08 AM

      What would be the point of that?

  13. gloccamorra - Mar 10, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    A proud dad, imparting his love of the game to his child. It’s so heartwarming, I could cry.

  14. mvd513 - Mar 11, 2014 at 1:17 AM

    since both are options, i vote letting the kid go.

  15. stlouis1baseball - Mar 11, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Seriously C.C.? “Parent of the year?” Dude…based upon the title of this article I was expecting the kid to get ran over by a tarp…go flying off over the handlebars onto the playing field or otherwise be somehow disfiugured. The cart is on an incline. He let go of it to move 5 feet for the baseball. He then caught the cart as it was rolling. But I am gonna give you a pass because I realize this is a slow news day.

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