Making a major league debut is as big as it gets for a baseball player. However, for Atlanta Braves rookie Evan Gattis, the special occasion will take on even greater significance. His family made the trip to Atlanta to watch his debut, where Gattis faced one of the best starting pitchers — recent struggles aside — of the current era in Roy Halladay. Gattis also collected his first career hit off the veteran right-hander.
Very cool. Dude turned down A&M scholarship in 2006 because he was smoking weed for his depression. Worked as a ski lift operator and janitor. Flipped pizzas. Wandered around the Western US. Worked at Yellowstone Park. Went to Cali and met with spiritual guides. Got another shot in baseball and got paid like 1000 bucks. Then his first career hit is a bomb off Roy Halladay as his dad is being interviewed live on TV. Can’t script that shit.