Charlie Blackmon meets two-year old Tommy Carlson

MIAMI, FL - JULY 10: Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies and the National League speaks with the media during Gatorade All-Star Workout Day ahead of the 88th MLB All-Star Game at Marlins Park on July 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 10: Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies and the National League speaks with the media during Gatorade All-Star Workout Day ahead of the 88th MLB All-Star Game at Marlins Park on July 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FL – JULY 10: Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies and the National League speaks with the media during Gatorade All-Star Workout Day ahead of the 88th MLB All-Star Game at Marlins Park on July 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL – JULY 10: Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies and the National League speaks with the media during Gatorade All-Star Workout Day ahead of the 88th MLB All-Star Game at Marlins Park on July 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

Today, before the Rockies game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Charlie Blackmon surprised two-year old fan, Tommy Carlson, who, during the All-Star game, was ecstatic to see Blackmon at the All-Star Game.

Ten days ago, the All-Star game was played in Miami, Florida and Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon was starting in center field for the National League. During the pre-game introductions on TV, when two-year old Tommy Carlson saw and heard Blackmon be announced, his dad, Tom, was filming him and caught this:

The meeting today and Blackmon’s reaction

Tommy Carlson and Blackmon met each other earlier today and Carlson seemed a bit stunned and shy. He had a baseball and a jersey signed by his favorite Rockies player and Blackmon talked to him as he looked on.

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Blackmon was interviewed by reporters, including our own Kevin Henry, after meeting Carlson in person and he discussed his meeting with Carlson. Blackmon said that, “he was a little timid. I’m probably more scary in person than on TV.” Blackmon said that when he first saw the video that he was “trying to figure out why he was so excited.”

He also said this:

"[Carlson’s feelings were] super genuine…it was kind of nice and it makes you realize that I’m lucky to do what I do and I try real hard to be a role model because people watch baseball…I really enjoy working with kids. You know, they love life, they’re having fun, I don’t have to be too serious–it’s the complete opposite of how I try and play baseball…it’s something I really enjoy…[Carlson] clammed up a little bit–he got a little intimidated, I think, but he came over to me right away, which he apparently doesn’t do a lot [but] there wasn’t a lot of dialogue but it was fun. It was nice to meet him."

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Blackmon added that “he’s pretty famous now. He’s been on TV more than the Rockies have lately so I’m happy for him.” Blackmon mentions that because the Rockies, obviously, did not play yesterday and the game on Wednesday was not televised (much to the chagrin of Rockies fans who could not see Nolan Arenado‘s career day.) AT&T Sports Rocky Mountain will be broadcasting every game through Thursday August 3 vs. the New York Mets.

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