The world has been waiting for Vlad Guerrero Jr. to make his major league debut for a while now, and tonight is finally the night. The Toronto crowd was as hyped for the occasion as you’d expect, and even the broadcast crew wasn’t immune, as we found out when Vlad Jr. launched a 3-1 changeup to left in the fourth inning.
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) April 27, 2019
Not even close, camera operator!
omg Jays broadcast camera got us all fooled ??? pic.twitter.com/g6jyv49CgL
— Céspedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) April 27, 2019
Damn right. I was super excited. Then I realized it would have been a double.
— Nick (@Nickcubs44) April 27, 2019
— SB Nation MLB (@SBNationMLB) April 27, 2019
It wasn’t quite a routine fly; A’s outfielder Chad Pinder had to make a pretty solid grab against the wall to rob Vlad (and all of us) of his first MLB hit.
Read the room Pinder!!
— Israel Fehr (@israelfehr) April 27, 2019
It’s an easy mistake to make, of course; Vlad Jr. hits bombs, and if he was going to go deep in his first game, that camera operator wasn’t going to miss a single bit of elevation. Fortunately, camera operators will have plenty more to film going forward.