Air Force dad returns home to secretly surprise his kids at baseball game

A U.S. Air Force service member home from a six-month deployment overseas surprised his two children by pretending to be a catcher at a minor league baseball game.

Tech. Sgt, Lance Daigle donned a catcher’s uniform and got in position to catch the ceremonial opening pitch at a Carolina Mudcats game last week in Zebulon, North Carolina.

On the other side of the pitcher’s mound were two of Daigle’s two children, Cameron, 11, and Karley, 13. The siblings walked onto the mound believing they won the right to pitch through a VIP experience raffle. (Yahoo News)


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Daigle, who is known in the family for filling out online surveys and entering competitions, got a text message from Karley about winning the raffle while he was in Kuwait.

“I was getting ready to go to bed and she texted me to call her and said, ‘We got this thing but I don’t think it’s real,’” Daigle said of Karley, who opened a notification about the winning prize on April Fool’s Day. “I said, ‘Yeah, I filled that out.’”

In reality, Daigle had emailed the Carolina Mudcats, a team located about an hour from the Daigle family’s home, about surprising his kids after getting the idea from his wife, Emily. (ABC News)


* feature image courtesy Carolina Mudcats


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