Every father loves seeing their son hit a home run in a game, but White Sox director of conditioning Allen Thomas had a different perspective of his son’s home run on Wednesday.
Thomas’ son, Alek Thomas, was drafted in the second round of the 2018 draft by the Diamondbacks and is still in big league camp with Arizona. He homered against the White Sox in the ninth inning of a Cactus League game.
Alek, an 18-year-old Mount Carmel grad, went through the normal celebrations with his teammates, but soon after wanted to get dad’s attention. He was waving in dad’s direction as if to say, “Hey dad, did you see that?”
At first, Allen was trying to play it cool and not draw attention to the fact that his son just homered off his team. Eventually, they made eye contact and had a precious interaction caught in a split screen on the NBC Sports Chicago broadcast.
Alek Thomas, son of White Sox director of conditioning Allen Thomas, just homered against the White Sox in spring training.— White Sox Talk (@NBCSWhiteSox) March 20, 2019
That's a proud dad, but he's trying to play it cool 🤐 pic.twitter.com/XtcsQopMun
Both son and father saw the clip on social media and interacted as you expect father and son to do.
Love ya pops!✊🏼 https://t.co/yrZaJoI7rk— Alek Thomas (@athomas22) March 20, 2019
Love you more! Go beat up other teams..lol enjoy the moment but realize how nasty that big league curveball was!— Allen E. Thomas (@AllenEThomas12) March 21, 2019
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