It was an emotional night for Trevino to say the least.
A native of Texas, Trevino heard about the tragic events that took place at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, where at least 19 children and two adults were killed in a school shooting.
But there was even more than just that on his mind.
Yesterday was his father’s birthday, who passed away in 2013.
Bryan Hoch of MLB.com tweeted about Trevino’s emotional day, sharing a nice little story about his dad pitching him tennis balls in their backyard while they pretended they were at Yankee Stadium.
Jose Trevino said that his thoughts tonight were also with his father, who used to pitch him tennis balls in their Texas backyard, which they pretended was Yankee Stadium.
Joe passed in 2013, and today would have been his birthday.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) May 25, 2022
Bigger Than Baseball
This is a nice little story, and it certainly hits the feels.
There was a lot of Trevino’s mind.
He got to live out a dream on his dad’s birthday, coming up clutch at Yankee Stadium, a stadium he always dreamed of playing in.
His thoughts were certainly with his dad on this day, but he also had a heavy heart thinking about the lives that were lost yesterday in the senseless act of gun violence.
It was certainly a whirlwind of a day for him.
At the very least, he got to do something he dreamt about doing since he was a child, which allowed him to have a nice little distraction from all the tragic events of yesterday.
But nonetheless, emotions were running high for the Yanks’ catcher, and at the end of the game, the tears began to flow, both for those who lost their lives yesterday and his father.
This is bigger than baseball.