Baseball has always been a big part of Jalil Vazquez's life. Now it's part of his son's life too.
"My fiance cought me tickets for my birthday, to take the family to a Reading Phillies game," Vasquez said this week, explaining the history behind the photo that won him the title of Phoenixville Patch's Greatest Baseball Fan.
Vasquez and his group arrived at the park early, and before the action started had a chance to step on the field with his son, Caleb, then just 2-years-old.
"[Caleb] was in awe," Vasquez said. "He was looking around the field and loving it."
It was in that moment that the winning photo was snapped.
Vasquez, 29 and a former sales associate at Kelly Chevrolet, has been rooting for the Phillies his entire life. From sitting in his parents home and watching the 1993 Phillies with his friends, to visiting the World Series-winning 2008 team in spring training, Vasquez is a true fan. You chose wisely Phoenixville.
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