SEATTLE (CBS SF) — The A’s gave a Seattle Mariners’ fan a big surprise when a team representative promised to replace his smart phone after it was shattered by an Athletics home run.
Peter Johnson’s iPhone 6 was smashed in Seattle Tuesday night when the A’s Ryon Healy launched a second-inning bomb into the upper deck at Safeco Field during the game against the Mariners.READ MORE: COVID Vaccines: Contra Costa Drop-In Sites End Frustration Among Those Struggling To Find Appointments
Johnson tweeted the A’s a picture from the stands, asking “Can you guys please buy me a new phone? Your 2-run shot broke mine.”READ MORE: Armed Bike Thieves Targeting Cyclists in the East Bay Hills
To his shock, the A’s replied in the affirmative.
“I think it’s the least we could do. That huge bomb by Ryon Healy? A lot of people are saying it was one of the hardest-hit balls in all of Major League Baseball this year,” said A’s Sr. Director of Marketing Troy Smith. “Yeah, I think it’s all right if we have to get the guy a phone.”MORE NEWS: COVID Reopening: San Francisco Allows For Small Indoor Gatherings Among Fully Vaccinated
Johnson said he took a lot of heat on twitter for letting the ball hit him. The question remains whether the social media ridicule was worth the price of a replacement iPhone.