The catcher, dressed in a Braves uniform with a catcher's mask on, was Darla's husband, Michael, a major in the Army that had just returned home from Afghanistan. Marla had no idea about this until she noticed it was Michael under the catcher's mask as he greeted her following the pitch.
Here's video that may bring a tear to your eye, via WAPT:
That is absolutely outstanding stuff. Standing applause for Michael's homecoming idea, and of course for serving our country.
Michael will be home for 10 weeks now, before he returns to Afghanistan.
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