Shortly after completing Double-A Mississippi’s game in Pensacola on Friday night, Michael Harris II called his parents and said somebody needed to come get him at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport early Saturday morning.
A few hours later, Michael Harris I picked his son up and took him to Truist Park to experience his first day as a Major Leaguer.
The destination was far different. But the drive from one end of Atlanta to the other was similar to the many the two had shared while the Braves’ newest outfielder was growing up about 20 minutes south of Turner Field and dreaming of becoming the next Jason Heyward.
“Nothing can really match the moment actually being here,” Harris said. You can always dream about it, but actually being here, I don’t think anything tops it at all.”