Baby Has Witnessed Two Perfect Games
There have only been 23 perfect games pitched in the history of Major League Baseball, so it goes without saying that witnessing one of these feats is quite rare. Don’t tell nine-month old Bode Dockal that. The little man has had the pleasure of witnessing two baseball games in his career, both perfect games.
Paul Dockal decided to bring his 9-month-old son, Bode, to Safeco Field for his first baseball game on April 21. Paul treated his son and his wife, Jennifer, to first-row seats behind the opposing dugout.
And that’s when the good luck started for Bode. The family witnessed Phil Humber’s perfect game for the Chicago White Sox in Bode’s first-ever baseball game.
“It’s one of those things that, I don’t think he could understand how important it was for me to be with him until he has a son of his own,” Paul told MLB.com. “The first thing I said to my wife was, ‘This is the best day I’ve ever had with my son.’”
Paul took Bode to another game when his uncle wanted to catch a game on Aug. 15 since Felix Hernandez was pitching. And just like that, Hernandez threw a perfect game and Bode witnessed history AGAIN. You can’t make these things up.
Just like that, Bode has already seen more in his nine months on earth than most die-hard baseball fans have in a lifetime.