Gomez Surprises His Number One Fan
Prior to tonight’s Brewers-Orioles game at Miller Park, Carlos Gomez selected his “Number One Fan,” Jordan Hynum out of the stands and surprised her by offering her the opportunity to throw out the first pitch.
Carlos and Jordan first met on Gomez’ bobblehead day on April 27 at Miller Park when Carlos was signing autographs for fans before the game. That is when FOX Sports Wisconsin cameras captured the meeting and her emotional response to the hug from the Brewers All-Star. The footage went viral as it showed the 15-year-old Fort Atkinson girl crying tears of joy after meeting Carlos.
The Milwaukee Brewers responded by offering tickets to Jordan to tonight’s game, but Carlos and the team had another surprise waiting for them….
So, earlier today, when Jordan sent out this tweet. She had no idea what was in store for her:
— Jordan Hynum(: (@CG0027) May 27, 2014
Carlos surprised Jordan by pulling her out of the crowd for her to throw out the first pitch prior to tonight’s game.
“Adrenaline took over, it was very cool,” said Jordan, shortly after the pitch, which was thrown for a strike as the sophomore at Fort Atkinson High School has played softball.
She says she received overwhelming response from family and friends in the days following the video footage and that even strangers will recognize her and say, “Aren’t you the girl who cried on TV?”
But that’s okay. In this case, they were happy tears.
And, when we asked her why Carlos is her favorite player, her eyes misted over again as she said, “Because he is a good person and plays with all his heart.”
He sure does. As if on cue, minutes later, Carlos hit a 3-run home run in the bottom of the first to give the Brewers an early 3-0 lead.
–John and Cait