"Home run, Daddy!"

Miami second baseman Jemile Weeks' dad provides the best call of the College World Series -- on a cellphone.

King Kaufman
June 16, 2008 11:30PM (UTC)

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."

King Kaufman

King Kaufman is a senior writer for Salon. You can e-mail him at king at salon dot com. Facebook / Twitter / Tumblr

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