Sitting in section 108, row 10, seat 2 at Coors Field on Wednesday night, Dylan Casey, a Boston Red Sox fan from Aurora, found himself in the right place at the right time. In the second inning, on a 1-1 pitch from Red Sox starter Jake Peavy, Todd Helton drilled a cut fastball into the right-field seats for the 369th home run of his career.
The ball took some fortuitous hops before Casey corralled the precious souvenir in a 15-5 Red Sox victory.
"I saw it coming. It bounced off two hands, and then I caught it," said Casey, who moved to Colorado from Boston when he was 12.
Never mind that Casey was wearing a T-shirt that read, "I do it with my Sox on." On the night Helton played the 1,141st — and final — regular-season home game of his major-league career, Casey became a player in Rockies history.