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Ryan Garvey has a famous baseball dad.
He's been around the game his whole life, even though his father, Steve Garvey, retired five years before Ryan was born.
Ryan Garvey has experiences his new Grand Junction Rockies teammates can't imagine, including one he might like to forget:
He's been booed at Yankee Stadium.
They remember who was at the plate differently, but in 2008, they went to the All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium. Ryan, then 15 years old, was in right field shagging balls with the sons of Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken.
"Oh, gosh, I was in right field, and Hamilton was hitting lasers out there, and I got my hand in front of this kid and caught the ball," Ryan said.
"Ryan sees it coming right at this little kid, and he takes two big steps and reaches over and catches it, or it would have hit this little kid. He's feeling good about himself and goes toward right field, and the Yankee fans are screaming at him, 'You stole the ball from the little kid, you so-and-so, you blankety-blank!'
"Ryan looks at the umpire, and he says, 'Welcome to Yankee Stadium, Ryan.' It was a classic story."
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