Penny and Bruce’s son, Taylor Hill Teagarden, may not admit it publically, but that had to be just about exactly what he’s dreamed about for 24 years.
Gets his first big league hit – a sixth-inning home run to bust up a perfect game and give his team a lead – guns down his first big league runner, and, maybe most importantly, is behind the plate for a 1-0 shutout, catching two former Major League All-Stars and a Major League closer whom he meets halfway between the plate and the mound for the first congratulations once Ian Kinsler to Chris Davis produces the 27th out.
Teagarden’s first experience as a big leaguer is probably about to end, for now. He’s probably a day or two away from a ticket to Oklahoma City, if not to join Team USA as it prepares for an Olympic run in China.
But it’s all good, because in the meantime, there’s a souvenir heading back to the Metroplex with Taylor, headed for Penny and Bruce’s mantel.
That was a very good day.