Sunday, July 2, 2017


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If you have been watching closely over the last few games, you saw some exciting baseball through the eyes of mothers' of sons who have made their debut in the Big Leagues.  Tyler Wade, Miguel Andujar and now #RedThunder, Clint Frazier, have come up to the Yankee team and contributed with their first hits as major leaguers.

Source:  Akron Beacon Journal 

Watching them play through the lens of their parents, specifically their moms, really made an impression on me, a mom of a college-aged catcher.


"Even though he wasn’t in the starting lineup Tuesday night, Wade’s mother, father, brother and cousins made the trip from Southern California. “It’s surreal, a dream come true,’’ Wade said. “A big league clubhouse and the New York Yankees. I’m just happy to be here and contribute," reported NY Post earlier this week.  When Wade did get his first hit on Wednesday night, his mom and dad were visibly excited, as you would expect.  I got goosebumps myself as I could completely relate.  When my son got a hit, scored a run and caught a pop up in a win against Penn State this fall, I felt it all in my heart.

Source: Newsday

Miguel Andujar made his presence known "with authority in his MLB debut, becoming the first Yankee ever to have three hits and four RBIs in his first game as a Bomber. “What an amazing day,” Andujar said through a translator after the Yankees rolled past the White Sox, 12-3 at Guaranteed Rate Field. “I’m never going to forget this day. Super happy to be here with these guys, have the opportunity to contribute and then get a victory,” reported the NY Daily News

Source: USA Today 

Fast forward to last night when Clint Frazier's first hit was a double and second was a home run. What an incredible first appearance for the young prospect who many thought needed a little more finessing before he could reach the Yankee team.  I watched intently as his mom, broke into tears, as you would expect.  All those practices, all those missed holidays, all those tournaments...a commitment a family makes to groom a big leaguer.  I am so happy for the mothers of these sons who have made it to the big leagues and I am hopeful they all will have many more games to watch as their sons continue to thrive as major leaguers.

--Suzie Pinstripe
BYB Managing Editor
Follow me on Twitter: @suzieprof

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