Great moment on the College World Series broadcast on ESPN Monday afternoon: Miami second baseman Jemile Weeks, the younger brother of Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Ricky Weeks, was at-bat in the third inning of an elimination game against arch-rival Florida State, and ESPN focused on his dad, Richard Weeks, in the stands.
The elder Weeks was on a cellphone, describing the action to his father, Victor Weeks, who ESPN’s announcing team said is legally blind. “That was a little outside, but he called a strike on him,” he said after the 2-1 pitch. “Two-two count.”
Jemile hit the next pitch over the right-field fence for a two-run homer and a 2-1 Miami lead. ESPN’s camera caught Weeks high-fiving his neighbors and yelling into the phone: “Woooo! Home run! Home run, Dad! Home run, Daddy!”
“That,” said color analyst Robin Ventura, “was the best home run call of the whole series.”