The only thing missing was J.T. Snow.
Normally, Nationals manager Dave Martinez would take the lineup card to home plate, but instead he sent up the 23-year-old second baseman to greet his father — a longtime MLB manager and former Nationals skipper.
It’s not the first time baseball fans were introduced to Darren Baker around home plate. In Game 5 of the 2002 World Series, a 3-year-old Darren Baker, the bat boy for his father’s Giants, was swooped up by Snow, San Francisco’s first baseman, as he crossed the plate.
Would have loved to have seen JT Snow swoop in…. pic.twitter.com/IZ4yCwG3N4— Joe Arnold (@joearnoldreport) March 20, 2022
Dusty Baker, meanwhile, is in his third season with the Astros. The former Giants, Cubs and Reds skipper managed the Nationals from 2016 to 2017 before returning to the dugout to lead the Astros in 2020.
Darren Baker entered the game in the sixth inning on Sunday, driving home the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly. The Nationals won, 3-2.
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