Rockies' Kyle Freeland rises to occasion, with embarrassing John Elway moment still fresh

Baseball null 夜网论坛 Even now, as he’s mostly laughing while telling the story of his most embarrassing injury, Kyle Freeland winces just a bit.Freeland, the left-handed ace of the Colorado Rockies, was 7 or 8 years old and a regular at the baseball games of his older brother, Colin. And Colin played on a team with Jack Elway, the son of Denver Broncos Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway. For any little kid growing up in Colorado, just being near John Elway was a really, really big deal.  MORE: Watch 'ChangeUp,' a new live whiparound show on DAZNAfter one of Colin’s games, with all the parents and players still hanging around the field, one of the dads started throwing batting practice to his son. Kyle and some of the other younger brothers, gloves at the ready, scrambled out to shag fly balls. Any excuse to get out on the baseball field and impress the older kids was a welcomed opportunity.  But this didn’t go quite as Freeland planned. “So this kid hits a fly ball and I go to catch it and I just take my eye off the ball for a split second and it glances off my glove and smokes me right under the eye,” Freeland said, grimacing as he stood in front of his spring training locker a couple of weeks ago. “I mean, in front of John Elway, in front of his son. So that was pretty embarrassing. I had this huge welt, with the laces showin[......]

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