Astros bullpen catcher demonstrates true class after Game 5 loss
The Houston Astros may have just saw their season end after losing Game 5 of their ALDS match-up with the Kansas City Royals, but that didn’t stop bullpen catcher Javier Bracamonte from going above and beyond to provide memories – – and much more — for some young Royals fans.
Following the Astros’ 7-2 loss at Kauffman Stadium, Bracamonte was spotted by Royals fan David Dahmer tossing out baseball gear, among other things, to kids in the stands.
So impressed was Dahmer with Bracamonte’s generosity and kindness — even in the wake of a disappointing defeat — that he took to Facebook to express his appreciation and admiration for the bullpen catcher’s demonstration of true sportsmanship.
Making the story even better, Bracamonte sent Dahmer a thoughtful note via Facebook, something the Royals fan shared in the original Facebook post.
“Thank you so much Sr that what baseball is about I just a kid come from venezuela to play baseball to USA my dream come true working for the houston astros and wan be sure the kids really enjoy come to a Mlb game that why I’m really enjoy playing catch before the game with them put a big smile on those kids.”
Bracamonte, 45, has spent the past 15 seasons with the Astros organization. A native of Venezuela, he now lives in Houston with his children. This isn’t even the first time Bracamonte has demonstrated an incredible amount of class and respect for the fans, even in this series, as he was spotted playing catch with young Royals fans before a previous ALDS game.
Pretty awesome that you played catch with some kids cheering for the royals before the game. #awesome @bracamonte85 pic.twitter.com/9Z1kRVYqQ7
— Andy Nelson (@anelson425) October 8, 2015
In a word, awesome. The gestures by Bracamonte epitomize everything that can be great about the game of baseball.