Denver TV stations have been airing this delightful video repeatedly for the last three days, and I suspect its appeal is not just local.
Two-year-old Tommy Colson was quietly watching the All-Star baseball game when his favorite player, Colorado Rockies centerfielder Charlie Blackmon, was introduced. What happened next has already entered local sports lore.
How Tommy’s dad, Tom Sr., happened to be recording the moment, I don’t know. (Maybe he’s seen this reaction before.) But I never get tired of seeing this video and end up smiling every time.
Local sportscasters have interviewed Tommy at home in Parker, a Denver suburb, and learned that he’s a huge baseball fan (note the baseball bat on his tray). He knows a lot about the game, has a Rockies jersey, and demonstrated his tee ball skill (needs a little work).
To cap it all off, the Rockies invited Tommy to Coors Field this evening to meet his idol, and their meeting was on all the 10 pm newscasts. Not surprisingly, the two-year-old was silent in the presence of the big man with the big beard.
Silent or not, the “Charlie Blackmon kid” has been the talk of the town in Denver this week.