Positive stories feel like they are harder and harder to come by, but there is something undeniably special about moments like this.
During Ryan Batista's at bat, a pitching change was announced. Instead of a new pitcher, when Ryan looked at the mound, he saw his father, Staff Sgt. Steve Batista, who just returned from a months long deployment.
“Ryan looked up and saw his dad and it was pure elation,” said Jillian Batista, wife of Steve and mother of Ryan.
“It was just a perfect ending to a very long deployment,” she said.