Originally Posted by lidspinner
I took my daughter to her first game and Chris Reitsma came over and talked to her for 10 minutes.....it was early and there was not many fans around but soon as Chris walked up to her, she was about 7-9 years old at the time if I remember correctly, but soon as he walked up the fans started pushing and shoving their way to the front and my daughter got squeezed out.......I was sitting about 3 rows away watching the whole saga unfold and as i jumped up to go get her and speak my mind to a few adults, Chris actually told the adults to chill out and move out of the way that he was having a conversation with a friend of his....the adults moved and he asked my daughter to come closer to the edge so he could talk with her......I kind of stepped back and just watched it unfold, never jumping in to talk to him or anything.........this went on for almost 10 minutes and he ended up getting my daughter a reds hat that was his and he signed it and a ball and told her to keep it for when he turned famous and it would be worth money.......
To this day that Reds hat and ball sits on a shelf in her room and she still remembers the story like it was yesterday.....so do I.....needless to say Chris is her all time favorite Red and he holds a special spot in my heart too........not sure what was going through his mind that day but he made that day so special for her and he now will never be forgotten all because he took a few minutes out of his day to talk to her like a friend would.....
hope your son has a similar experience.....I have seen Bphil go out of his way to talk to kids at home games so I am sure he would love to see a fan while on the road.....get there early and make sure your son is wearing a BP jersey or shirt......Brandon will find him.
Wow! Chris Reitsma! Now i can have 1 good memory of him