Baseball is full of wholesome moments: it’s, by tradition, a game in which the family is very involved in the success and failures of a specific athlete.
If the player is surrounded by a nice group of people who can show support through thick and thin, then success is a possibility.
If, to the contrary, the family represents a distraction and a burden, the player isn’t as likely to have a good career or reach the bigs at all.
It became evident on Wednesday, in the game between the Angels and the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Lucky Charm
Ward’s grandmother was being interviewed, and then this happened:
“Taylor Ward stepped to the plate as his grandma was being interviewed. He then proceeded to hit a home run,” B/R Walk-Off tweeted, with the video of the wholesome moment.
Taylor Ward stepped to the plate as his grandma was being interviewed.
— B/R Walk-Off (@BRWalkoff) August 25, 2022
The woman was talking about how she brought his grandson luck.
It was a very nice moment that shows the close relationship between baseball and family.
For players, and even for fans, some of their very first memories are tied to baseball and their fathers, mothers, grandmothers, brothers, and grandfathers.
Those are the generations that cultivated the love for the game to their children and grandchildren.
It’s too bad that the Angels were having a typical Angels game, and Ward’s blast was their lone run in a 8-1 game at the moment of writing this piece, in the seventh inning.
We want, however, to forget about the Angels and focus on one of the nicest moments of the 2022 MLB season.