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It got pretty dusty in the Indians broadcast booth yesterday

Mar 25, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

Tom Hamilton

Nick Hamilton is an Indians minor leaguer. His dad, Tom Hamilton, is an Indians radio announcer. Yesterday, unexpectedly, Terry Francona gave the younger Hamilton the start at DH, which was his first action in a major league game of any kind, spring training included.

His dad wasn’t working the game, but he was in the booth, and the Fox cameras caught him reacting to his son’s appearance. As Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports — with video included — it was an emotional day for everyone.

[Yells to no one in particular to turn off that Harry Chapin song]

  1. renaado - Mar 25, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    Just Watch This A While Back. Truly A Wonderful Moment between Father and Son.

    • jeffbbf - Mar 25, 2014 at 1:49 PM

      ….Unlike that Harry Chapin song

      • someguyinva - Mar 25, 2014 at 2:07 PM

        I don’t know… I’ve listened to “Taxi” a hundred times or more, and while there is an underlying theme of lost love, with a little bit of redemption at the end (keeping a 500% tip from an old flame), I never cried when hearing it.

        Wait, what?

      • Jason @ IIATMS - Mar 25, 2014 at 3:25 PM

        It wasn’t that 10,000 pounds of bananas song? I freakin’ love bananas and was heartbroken when that truck crashed in the song.

  2. chiadam - Mar 25, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    Sort of like Ned Flanders crying during Todd’s violin solo.

    • renaado - Mar 25, 2014 at 12:15 PM

      Well.. Watching And Listening are both different things, No?

      • chiadam - Mar 25, 2014 at 12:23 PM

        You Like to Randomly Cap Words. This Is What I’ve Noticed.

      • bravojawja - Mar 25, 2014 at 12:28 PM

        Maybe he’s German?

    • renaado - Mar 25, 2014 at 12:26 PM

      Well I’m Still Pretty new here, Just Testing some different stuff for now. Don’t worry I’ll check that.

      My Caps Lock that is..

    • renaado - Mar 25, 2014 at 12:32 PM

      I’m Filipino bravojawja.

  3. raysfan1 - Mar 25, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    Pretty neat. Only thing better would have been if he got a hit.

    • renaado - Mar 25, 2014 at 12:59 PM

      Making it in Spring Training, face some Big League players for the 1st time in his career, Not to mention his Dad watching him play The Game is a pretty awesome moment for him as a Ballplayer, with or without a hit :-). Wishing Success for him in the near future.

  4. janessa31888 - Mar 25, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    Best wishes to Nick. That had to be an incredible moment for them. We love having Tom as the Voice of the Tribe.

  5. yahmule - Mar 25, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    The Angels were interviewing Jack Snow while his son was at bat in the first game of his rookie season and JT homered. That was pretty cool.

  6. ChrisLance.net - Mar 26, 2014 at 1:07 AM

    Pretty great moment.

    How do they always seem to catch these things on camera?

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