When two brothers get a chance to play each other in sports, it’s always a nice full circle moment for both of them.
It can happen in every professional sport, but there’s just something about seeing it in baseball that makes it so beautiful.
On Monday, prior to the opener of a three-game set between the New York Mets and Cincinnati Reds, two MLB brothers got a chance to share a moment.
Edwin and Alexis Diaz, both of whom are relievers for the Mets and Reds, respectively, said hello to each other and got a chance to talk about their paths to MLB.
The Reds tweeted a video of the two brothers meeting and what they had to say about one another.
💪 𝐁𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 💪
Alexis and Edwin Díaz spent some time together Monday before their first MLB game as opponents. pic.twitter.com/99jHehHndR
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) July 7, 2022
Baseball truly is a beautiful game.
We’ve seen some of these moments this year.
Willson and William Contreras had a moment to exchange lineup cards before the Chicago Cubs took on the Atlanta Braves.
We also saw Tyler and Taylor Rogers meet up before a game between the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres.
Baseball never ceases to amaze with all the wholesome moments that come with it.
When two brothers meet, it’s a culmination of all the hard work that each of them put in to get to where they are now, and the support they’ve shown for each other over the many years.
Baseball is a game of discipline, concentration, and competition, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t have nice things here or there, especially a moment when brothers reunite on the diamond.
The Mets won the series by taking two out of three at Great American Ballpark, but Alexis and Edwin will remember the moment when they got to compete against each other for the rest of their lives.