Chris Heisey got a bit choked up in the ninth.
He had just hit his first big league homer and taken the field for ninth with Johnny CuetoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s one-hitter the line.
But he thought of his father, Craig, who died in October of 2007 of Lou GehrigÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s disease.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It hit me,Ã¢â‚¬Â Heisey said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I really wished he could be here. But he was here in spirit. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s in heaven. Hopefully, he was able to watch.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Heisey was something to watch. He went 3-for-5 with the two-run homer.
Who doesn’t root for Chris Heisey? What a great story.