San Diego Padres infielder Fernando Tatis Jr. is known for many things.
He has arguably the most exciting power-speed combo in baseball, with the lofty potential to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases in any given season.
He is also known for being a bit reckless, having earned that reputation after his motorcycle accident and the steroid-related suspension.
But he is also known for the love he professes towards his mother.
In the end, nobody is perfect, and we are all defined by the love we feel and give.
Tatis doesn’t hide the fact that he has his mom, Maria, close to his heart.
He now has a piece of equipment, a glove to be more specific, to honor the woman that gave birth to him.
“Fernando Tatis Jr., known for wearing pink each game to honor his mom, Maria, will use this glove for City Connect Fridays,” Padres insider Annie Heilbrunn tweeted.
Fernando Tatis Jr., known for wearing pink each game to honor his mom, Maria, will use this glove for City Connect Fridays. #Padres pic.twitter.com/mXfiZ5Skfh
— Annie Heilbrunn (@annieheilbrunn) March 2, 2023
The pink glove has the name “Maria” on it.
It also has the words “Salmos 23:1” written, which means “Psalm 23:1”.
That’s “The Lord Is My Shepherd,” for those interested.
Tatis is entering a key season, after missing a whole year between wrist and shoulder injuries and the suspension.
He is actually suspended for the start of the year, and will return in late April.
He will try to show that there are no ill effects of his shoulder surgery, as many hitters struggle after hurting it.
He will be part of an impressive Padres team that made it all the way to the NL Championship Series last year and is aiming for the World Series in 2023.NEXT: Juan Soto's Impact Is Being Seen On Younger Players