Mother’s Day is a time of honor and celebration for Mom.
With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, I thought about my mom and how much she has given up for me, so I decided to ask some baseball players how their moms influenced them in life. Here’s what they had to say.
Astros Andy Pettitte – “She was a wonderful influence on me. She showed me a lot of love, and cared for me so much. She taught me how to treat other people. She was a huge influence.”
Astros Roy Oswalt – “She gave me support most of all. When I was in college, she came out and supported me more than anybody.”
Cleveland Indian’s Danny Graves – “She’s taught me to respect people. She’s Asian, and Asian people have a lot of respect for each other and other people. She’s in Florida, so I’ll call her and send her some flowers.”
Astros Craig Biggio – “She was real supportive. Where I grew up there was always traveling to do and she was my carpool. Both mom and dad were very supportive.”
Cleveland Indian’s Todd Hollandsworth – “My mother has been one of the most influential people in my life. I know that I wouldn’t be where I was without her. All the motivation and all the encouragement as far as the game of baseball is concerned, she was the backbone of that, and my childhood.”
Astros Mike Lamb – “My mom has been the calming influence on me, always steady in her emotions. Baseball is up very up and down. She relaxes me and tells me to keep working hard and everything will turn out for the best.”
Cincinnati Reds Ken Griffey Jr. – “My mom was always there for me. She drove me to all my baseball games and basketball games and made me realize that there are more important things than yourself. Taking care of other people is just as important.”
Chicago Cubs Derek Lee – “She was a huge influence on me. As most moms are for their kids, she was there very day for me and she taught me a lot about life.”
Pittsburgh’s Sean Casey – “My mom is my best friend and the best person I have ever met. I talk to her every day, sometimes twice a day. She has shown me what love is all about.”
Sportswriter Michael McHugh – “My mom is a wonderful person. She has taught me to love, be respectful, and responsible. She has helped me reach my dreams, and I love and dedicate this to my mom.”