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Vladimir Guerrero Jr had himself a game on Tuesday night, and his father couldn’t have been prouder.
Getting old as a sports fan means watching the children of stars you grew up idolizing stepping out of their father’s shadow.
We’re not witnessing the generational passing of the torch in baseball for the first time, as Barry Bonds and Ken Griffey both followed in their father’s footsteps, but it seems we’re experiencing an influx of next-gen talent.
In a league that includes Fernando Tatis Jr. and Cavan Biggio, perhaps no one is a more famous prince that Vladimir Geurerro Jr.
Fun fact: The Toronto Blue Jays claim not only Vlad Jr., but also Craig Biggio’s son Cavan.
Vlad Jr. blasted three home runs on Tuesday night, two of which came off of Nationals ace Max Scherzer and one of which was a grand slam. He also finished the game with 7 RBI, becoming the youngest player in 100 years to accomplish such a feat.
While Blue Jays fans no doubt were reveling in the glory of Vlad Jr’s historic night, no one was prouder than his father.
Vladimir Guerrero reacts to Vlad Jr.’s historic night
Like any proud father would be, Vlad Sr was pumped about his son’s insane performance on Tuesday night.
Anyone who grew up watching baseball in the 90s and 2000s is familiar with the slugger stylings of Vladimir Guerrero, but to see the apple fall not far from the tree is truly a sight to behold.