Lightning Strikes Twice For Pair Of Orioles Fans From Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER (WHSV) -- A pair of Orioles fans from Bridgewater have a story that will last a lifetime. And they have the baseballs to prove it.

"Elation, that's what everybody has been saying to me,” Josh Eye said. “The look of pure joy."

Eye and his friend Mac Blair sat in the left field bleachers at the Orioles-Angels game on Tuesday night.

"We just kept smiling pretty much the whole time,” Blair said. “We just kept saying that we're glad that it happened that way.”

By the first inning, Blair caught himself a souvenir when Adam Jones hit his 20th home run of the season and the Harrisonburg High School teacher nabbed the ball in the stands.

“Just amazement, adrenaline rush,” Blair said. “It's one of those things where you just kinda dream about being a lifelong Orioles fan and baseball fan.”

A great experience turned legendary when the game entered the 12th inning. Manny Machado's hit his first ever walk-off homer of his career. And Eye grabbed it, five seats away from where Blair caught his gift.

“So I'm gearing, it's coming to me. and Mac was saying how I use my basketball skills to box out and I basically caught it like I was receiving a basketball pass,” Eye said.

Friends for ten years, these lifelong O's fans say attending baseball games will never be the same.

"It was almost a little depressing because we felt like we were on the top of baseball mountain and our kids are going to expect this every game now,” Blair said. “It just made for an unbelievable night.”


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