Atlanta teenager JJ Roddenberry was surprised with tickets to see the Atlanta Braves take on the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, June 24. Roddenberry’s emotional reaction to getting the tickets drew another surprise, this one from his favorite player — Baltimore star Manny Machado.
After seeing Roddenberry’s reaction, Machado made a video for the teenager, inviting him to hang out on the field during batting practice.
Manny Machado fan and Atlanta-native, JJ Roddenberry, has been on an emotional roller coaster since his parents gifted him @Orioles v Braves tickets for his 14th birthday…Complete with a surprise from Manny. See you Sunday, JJ! cc: @jr_roddenberry #Birdland pic.twitter.com/EH19eSVbwU
— Baltimore Orioles 😷 (@Orioles) June 19, 2018
Well done by all parties involved. Regardless of who wins the game, here’s hoping that Machado can put on a show for his biggest fan on Sunday.