Having a son who plays baseball for a living should be cool from every standpoint: it certainly means the latter played joyfully in his backyard when he was a kid, probably with his father, brothers, and other friends and relatives.
Imagine having two!
That’s the case of A.J. Nola, the father of Austin and Aaron.
As you know, Aaron is a star pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, while Austin is the catcher of the San Diego Padres.
The brothers are facing off in the National League Championship Series, for the right to advance to the Fall Classic for the first time in each one’s career.
Rumor has it that A.J. went to Game 1 in San Diego wearing a Padres jersey to support Austin, who was in the lineup.
In Game 2, however, he wore a Phillies jersey because Aaron was pitching: it was his way to show some love and support for each one of his sons.
A Hilarious Reaction
During Wednesday’s Game 2 of the NLCS, Austin hit a single off Aaron, and A.J. had his internal system rebooted: he didn’t know what to do or how to react!
It was a hilarious scene: any gesture he made would have been seen as an unequivocal sign of the son he supports the most.
He held on, though, and didn’t even blink as the stadium around him roared.
Austin Nola drove in a run off Aaron Nola and DAD DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO pic.twitter.com/jgdK6WwNIZ
— Starting 9 (@Starting9) October 19, 2022
Aaron started off the game strong with two runs allowed in four innings.
The wheels fell off in the fifth frame, however, and he ended up conceding six earned runs and taking the loss.
Some of that damage was inflicted by his brother.
The two siblings will meet again later in the series.