The Hamilton Cardinals may be having trouble collecting wins this season on the field, but they are having no difficulties gaining wins off the field.
Tuesday evening the Cardinals were on the road, taking on a strong opponent in the London Majors. The Cardinals ended up on the losing end on the scoreboard, but they came up big winners with the fans.
One young fan in particular.
Chris from London brought his father-in-law and his young son to Labatt Park to watch a London Majors game. It was the young boy’s first ball game but certainly won’t be his last. The family had seats right next to the Cardinals’ dugout. He and his son had the opportunity to interact with the players throughout the game.
“Thanks to your guys for talking with us and handing over a few souvenirs to my son,” Chris wrote to the team Wednesday morning. “I think you made a big fan of my son.”
As with any sports team, sometimes making a difference to the community can be just as important as collecting wins.
“I am thrilled that we could make a youngster’s first game enjoyable and memorable,” field manager Matt Fortuna commented after the game. “Our guys remember what it’s like to be young and always treat kids with respect.”
Chris continued in his praise of the team. “Thanks for being a class act and making us want to come out to more of the games.”
Chris and his son will have another chance to see the Hamilton Cardinals play when the team returns to London on July 10th. Hometown fans in Hamilton can see their Cardinals this Friday at 7:30pm when the red and white host the Toronto Maple Leafs.