‘Supermom’ & Foul Ball
May 21, 2011 by Post Team
‘Supermom’ & Foul Ball, Tiffany Goodwin was doing what comes naturally. He stood up, followed the flight of the ball, came and took the lack pop in the baseball glove on her left hand while holding son 8 months old, Jerry on your right. Ballyard just another day in the old Goodwin family. It was the second foul ball Tiffany, 31, caught in a game of flying squirrels Richmond ‘on the diamond. She caught a line drive last Friday.
“We were on the way to Sunday’s game and my husband (Allen) said he has been waiting 38 years and never caught a foul ball,” said Tiffany. “I said, ‘Maybe you will have the opportunity today.’”
Instead, Tiffany made the play.
“He said, ‘I called out, suspended. I could have had.” But I was in my glove, and said that possession is nine tenths of the law, “Tiffany said, laughing.
Times-Dispatch photographer Mark Gormus captured the moment, and the image has appeared across the country. Goodwin, who live in Fredericksburg, were not aware of that development until Thursday, when your Internet connection was repaired.
“I did not realize that had spread to all these different places,” he said. “I was a little surprised to see the answers.
“Some people said ‘awesome’. Some asked about my son’s helmet.”
Jerry wears a helmet of training to ensure their skull plates fuse properly. He will be in the helmet 23 hours a day for the next five months.
Jerry sisters Isabel, 7, and Katherine, 3, are in the image that has made her famous mother.
Goodwin love their baseball.
They have tickets for flying squirrels. Also attending the games of the Washington Nationals, Potomac Nationals (Washington only one team in Prince William County), and Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (independent team of Charles County, Maryland).
They hope to come to Baltimore to see the Orioles and Norfolk for the Tides.
“We love watching minor league games,” said Tiffany. “They are more familiar. And always have gloves so we can protect children and ourselves.”
Goodwin has plenty of history with the gloves. Allen, 38, is in the U.S. Air Force. During her tenure at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, Tiffany played for two softball teams, in addition to the mixed team on the base. Allen played for three teams, plus the mixed team’s base.
Allen now works in the office of the Inspector General of the Pentagon. In almost 13 years of marriage, the Goodwins have lived in eight places and is expected another deployment in June 2012.
Wherever you go, you always have when the flying squirrels.
“What I love about the picture is that Jerry is relaxed, eating his cookies,” Tiffany said, “and the reaction in the face of my husband.”
All this begs the question, is Tiffany so good with the bat as it is with the glove?
“I would think so,” he said.
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