Clayton Kershaw thought he was done with the media for the day after starting in his first All-Star Game on Tuesday at Dodgers stadium. Then 10-year-old Blake Grice walked to the podium.
"I want to quickly tell you a story," Blake started. "My grandpa loved you. He watched the 1988 World Series. He wanted to meet you and Vin Scully one day. So, this moment is important for me because I'm meeting you for him. He was from Redondo Beach and a little while ago he died from brain cancer."
"Come here, dude," said Kershaw giving the 10-year-old a hug. "It's great to meet you. That took a lot of courage to tell me that. Great to meet you. Your grandad sounded like an awesome guy. Thanks for coming up."
Blake's grandfather, Graham George Grice passed away in December of 2014 after a 30-year battle with brain cancer. He had a long and intense fight with brain cancer and after being diagnosed for the 5th time he made a bucket list of everything he wanted to do. On this list was traveling to Yellowstone national park, the Grand Canyon, as well as meeting Vin Scully and his favorite player, Clayton Kershaw.
Unfortunately, Graham did not get the chance to experience these moments. Blake, 30 years later, is experiencing them for his grandfather.