Inge hits another homer for a kid
If you had a chance to watch Brandon Inge tonight on his home run, there was more ink on his arms than just his new tattoos. He had the name Noah on his right forearm for a 5-year-old friend of his who’s battling cancer and just recently returned home from Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor. You can kind of see Noah’s name on Inge’s arm on the photo to the right. (thanks to the AP for the photo)
“I visited him a couple times in the hospital,” Inge said. “He’s at his home at this point, so I went out there and visited him for about two hours today. He asked me the dreaded question: He asked me if I could hit a home run for him. I told him I would definitely do my best, see what I can do. And when the ball went over the fence, man, that was awesome. That was a special moment for me.
“He deserves it. He’s a good kid.”
You might remember Inge did something similar earlier this season for a kid named Tommy who had a heart transplant. He homered that night, too, so he has a pretty good record going.