Eight-year-old Wyatt Anthony's opportunity to reconnect with his favorite player, Orioles outfielder Travis Snider, had to wait one extra day because of Saturday's rainout, but the two reunited before Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader.
Anthony, a Pittsburgh native and Pirates fan who met Snider before a game last year and moved to Thailand for his father's work this past July, has been a fan of Snider since his first full year with the Pirates in 2013.
His dejection about Snider being traded to the Orioles in the offseason — documented on Twitter and the blog-publishing platform Medium by his father, Ted — reached the Orioles and Snider, who sent him a care package and invited him to a game at Camden Yards.
Snider gave Anthony an autographed game bat inscribed "To Wyatt: My No. 1 fan" and a signed pair of batting gloves.
Knowing about Snider's well-known appreciation for food, Anthony presented Snider with a book on Thai street food as well as a 10-baht Thai coin and a small Thai wooden elephant that is a symbol of good luck.