After the shop, we made our way to the flag court to watch the rest of the game, and the way it worked out was that an Oriole had to reach base, and not be taken out in a double play, for Davis to come up one more time in the game in the bottom of the 8th inning. David Lough flew out, but then Gerardo Parra walked to bring up Manny Machado. If Manny could avoid a double play, we would get to see Davis one more time. Manny flew out, so with two outs, Parra on first, and the O's up 7-4, Davis came to bat one more time.
We stood at the fence on the flag court as Davis crushed a pitch over our heads for his second homer of the game. I couldn't believe it. Chris and I hugged, high fived, and Michael high fived as well, What I didn't realize, until a few text messages arrived, was that we could be seen pretty clearly on the MASN broadcast. I brought up the video later on at dinner with Chris and Michael, and sure enough, the three of us can be seen celebrating Davis's homer. The above screenshot is proof!
Staying for the last game did cause a little difficulty, though, since Chris had school Monday. He covered up in his blankets in the car as I made the mad dash home. We stopped twice (for gas and bathroom) and got in this morning at 2:15 AM. He was able to get up for school ok, and will not miss a day. That is important, but I was willing to sacrifice an absence in the name of making a memory, if that needed to be the case. Thankfully, we got home ok, and he got up for school without an issue. I hope he and I can do another trip like this in the near future.