Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher and Highland Park alumnus Clayton Kershaw had an emotional conversation with a fan Tuesday night after Kershaw’s first MLB All-Star game appearance.
The meeting between Kershaw and 10-year-old Blake Grice was one that Grice was determined to have.
Grice waited with his hands raised for two minutes to talk to the all-star. He waited because it was what his late grandfather wanted.
Before he passed, Grice’s grandfather made a list of things he wanted to do after beating cancer for a fifth time. Though he lost his battle, Blake made sure to check off meeting Kershaw.
“My grandpa loved you,” Grice told Kershaw, as reported by MLB.com. “He watched the 1988 [World] Series and he wanted to meet you and Vin Scully one day. So this moment is important to me because I’m meeting you for him.”
“Come here, dude, great to meet you,” Kershaw said, per MLB.com. “Thanks for telling me. That took a lot of courage to tell me that. Great to meet you. Your granddad sounded like an awesome guy. Thanks for coming up.”
Read MLB.com’s story here.