Seriously, I don’t ever get tired of videos of American troops coming home and surprising their families at baseball games. The latest such act happened yesterday at Fluor Field, the home of the Boston Red Sox Single-A affiliate, the Greenville Drive in South Carolina. In the middle of the third inning, airman Trey Murphy, dressed as a Drive player, stood behind his mother and brother as they were interviewed on the field. Mom thought Trey was still in Afghanistan until he grabbed her by the shoulders to surprise her.
“Oh my God! Trey!” Sarah shouted as her son grabbed her by the shoulders, gently turned her around and gave her a tremendous bear hug.
She burst into tears. “But I haven’t baked for you yet.” (Via The State; unfortunately, not the one with $240 worth of pudding)
IT’S DUSTY IN HERE! THE EYE SPRINKLERS ARE SET TO WATER NOW!
So how did Trey come up with this allergy-inducing idea to surprise his mom for his homecoming? He saw plenty of other soldiers do it at other ballparks and thought it was pretty cool. Once again, I strongly encourage the U.S. government and every professional and minor league sports team that it might take to organize approximately 1.4 million more of these surprises as soon as possible.
Video of a local news report and the surprise after the jump.
(H/T to SI’s Jimmy Traina)