Friday, August 28, 2015

Tomlinson's first

Kelby Tomlinson looks like the real deal.Here is the mlb.com story -- 

SAN FRANCISCO -- Growing up in Chickasha, Okla., Giants rookie Kelby Tomlinson always dreamed of hitting a home run in the Major Leagues. On Thursday afternoon at AT&T Park, his wish finally came true.
Tomlinson connected for his first career home run, and it was a grand slam off reliever James Russell in the eighth inning that put an exclamation point on San Francisco's 9-1 win over the Chicago Cubs.
"It was pretty crazy," Tomlinson said. "When you play in the yard, you don't just dream of hitting a base hit. You dream of it being a home run -- a grand slam -- so it was kind of surreal when you actually do it."
As Tomlinson trotted out to second base to warm up for the next inning, the 41,847 fans at the park stood in applause. He tried to hold back a smile, but he just couldn't do it.
"I've never experienced anything like that, and it was something special," Tomlinson said. "Usually, during the game, I'm pretty locked in and don't smile too much, but I don't think I could get a smile off my face during that."

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