The Boston Red Sox recently called up one of their top prospects, Ceddanne Rafaela, to the big leagues. However, they had a hard time getting a hold of him at first.
As it turns out, Rafaela is just like us, as he missed calls because he was too busy playing PlayStation.
According to Gabrielle Starr of the Boston Herald, “Ceddanne Rafaela was enjoying some PlayStation with his brother on Monday when the Red Sox top prospect noticed that he had missed ‘a couple’ calls from Triple-A Worcester manager Chad Tracy.”
The Red Sox prospect claims that Tracy messed with him a little bit once they finally got on the phone. “He told me, ‘You didn’t want to play in the big leagues?’ I was like, ‘Of course!'”
We’ve all been there. You have your phone on vibrate or silent while you’re dominating on Call of Duty. Or, sometimes you’re the one being dominated.
Then after four hours of playing you finally check your phone and you have several missed calls from your boss. Oops!
Professional athletes are people too and a ton of them like the same things we do. So, I can easily understand how Rafaela missed those phone calls.
In the end, though, the Red Sox prospect was all smiles when he arrived at Fenway, per Starr.
“Sitting in the home dugout at Fenway Park, the 22-year-old infielder-turned-outfielder didn’t try to hide his emotions, and couldn’t stop smiling. ‘It’s everything I always wanted in my life. It’s the most beautiful day.'”
Ceddanne Rafaela also proved to be a reliable asset in his first game on the Red Sox. He had one plate appearance and recorded his first career hit in the majors.
First career plate appearance = first career hit
Welcome to the Show, Ceddanne Rafaela
— Gabrielle Starr (@gfstarr1) August 29, 2023
With that said, congratulations are in order for Ceddanne Rafaela.