Buster Olney’s 2013 Tweet About a 9-Year-Old Jackson Holliday Resurfaced for Awesome Reason

Sep 22, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA;  ESPN baseball commentator Buster Olney reports from the field
Sep 22, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; ESPN baseball commentator Buster Olney reports from the field / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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ESPN MLB reporter Buster Olney had an 11-year-old tweet from 2013 go viral Wednesday after the Baltimore Orioles promoted top shortstop prospect Jackson Holliday to the big leagues.

In November 2013, Olney tweeted, "Matt Holliday's son: Future All-Star."

Olney tweeted later in the thread, "I've seen him hit. I'll stand by the tweet."

While Holliday will be earning his first big league at-bats against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night, he will certainly earn plenty of All-Star nods if he performs anywhere close to his ceiling as a prospect.

The 20-year-old Holliday hit .321 across all minor league levels, with 15 home runs and 93 RBIs. The future is now in Baltimore, as Holliday will look to make Olney's tweet from 2013 come true.

Here are some of the best social media reactions to Olney's all-time call:


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