- A White Sox fan tweeted in the third inning on Sunday that he’d get a Leury Garcia tattoo if he homered.
- Moments later, the light hitting utility player blasted a moon shot home run to give the White Sox the lead.
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After two poor showings in Houston, the Chicago White Sox exploded for 16 hits and 12 runs in Sunday’s ALDS Game 3 drubbing of the Astros.
Five White Sox players had two or more hits with Tim Anderson leading the way with three. Three players dove in at least two runs, including Yasmani Grandal and Eloy Jimenez.
One of the most unlikely heroes of the day for the Southsiders was utility man Leury Garcia who batted .267 with just five home runs in 126 games.
In the bottom of the third, after Grandal hit a two-run homer to cut the Astros’ lead to 5-3, Garcia stepped up with two runners on and absolutely crushed a 2-0 pitch 436 feet to center for a three-run homer.
Little did Garcia, who ended the night with four RBI, know, his big blast to give the White Sox the lead would end up costing one fan who begged for him to do it.
“If Leury hits a homer here, I’ll get a tattoo in his honor,” Twitter user @gilxred tweeted, as Garcia was getting set to bat.
if leury hits a homer here, i’ll get a tattoo in his honor
— bertboy (@gilxred) October 11, 2021
Be careful what you wish for, because as we know, Garcia did exactly that. Something that did not go unnoticed by a ton of fans on Twitter including who ever runs the Chicago White Sox social media.
Sox retweeted this you gotta do it!— Darleen Aragon (@darsidoo) October 11, 2021
The @whitesox just retweeted it, now you either do it, or delete your account and go into hiding. Lmao— Chase Nelson (@chase_33) October 11, 2021
Twitter user @gilxred, after being flooded with people telling him he had to get the Leury Garcia tattoo now, claimed he would be a man of his word.
ILL DO IT I PROMISE— bertboy (@gilxred) October 11, 2021
y’all think i won’t do it???— bertboy (@gilxred) October 11, 2021
According to WBBM Radio’s Rob Hart, the White Sox fan is definitely going to follow through, so stay tuned.