The Hall of Famer who spent his entire career with the Red Sox was on hand to see his grandson, Mike Yastrzemski, score a run in his first major league spring training game as a member of the
"We brought him here not because he's any kin of Carl but because he's a good player," Showalter said. "Obviously, if you're going to take him at some time, it's a nice little moment for him, and I'm not going to tell you I didn't think about it."
And then, of course, there was the presence of his grandfather, with whom he said he has a typical grandfather-grandson relationship.
So what does the 1967 triple crown winner think of his grandson's prospects?