A 5-month-old baby wearing a sweatsuit, stocking cap and headphones became an overnight sensation Tuesday night during Game 4 of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros.
At the game with his parents Antonio and Caitlyn Cali, little Giovanni made an instant connection with the crowd when his picture was shown on a video board in Fenway Park.
“We’re dancing and we’ve got to hold her like, ‘Hey, here’s my sweet baby, we’re dancing,'” Caitlyn told CBBSBoston.com. “They showed him on the Jumbotron and the whole stadium was like, ‘Yeah!'”
The moment touched a nerve with fans inside the park, and it later spread on social media.
With the encouragement of fans in his class, Antonio chanted “MVP, MVP,” “Let’s go baby!” To the cheers of Giovanni was captured. And – when he started drinking from his bottle – “Chug! Chug! Chug!”
The Fenway camera came back to him “four or five times,” Caitlyn said, “and the place was getting wild for him.”
Some players even started looking into the stands to see what the ruckus was about.
Kallis said this isn’t the first time he has taken his son to a Red Sox game, but it was an unforgettable experience.
“People were talking to us,’oh baby is on twitter, is on instagram.’ A radio station was talking about him,” Antonio said.
“So she’s a Fenway baby now.”