In what might be just another day at the ballpark, Cavan Biggio, 11, is right at home. His dad is Houston Astros second baseman Craig Biggio. Craig is a seven-time All-Star, and one of the best second basemen in all of baseball.
Because Cavan’s dad travels much of the year with the team, coming to work with dad is a great way to spend time together. And, it’s a lot of fun.
Craig Biggio wouldn’t have it any other way.
“It’s always great,” said Craig. “Now that they (Cavan, brother Conor and sister Quinn) are getting older, it’s harder to find time to get them out to the ballpark. Whenever we can, we enjoy it because we have fun. They like hitting the machine, and come out and just kind of hang out for the day.”
Cavan agreed, and answered some questions for mlb.com kids on what it is like for him.
What’s it like to have a dad as a baseball player?
It’s great, and its fun. You get to come to the ballpark and hang out and all that.
Do you get to travel with the team much?
Yes, and when I do travel, I get to be a batboy sometimes. That’s fun.
Do you play any sports?
Yes, I play baseball, basketball and football.
Which is your favorite?
Do you want to play baseball professionally one day?
Yes, when I grow up I do.
What positions do you play now?
Mostly short stop and third base.
Which one would you like to play when you grow up to be a major leaguer?
Who is your favorite baseball player besides your dad?
What is your favorite thing to do at the ballpark?
Hitting on the (pitching) machine.
Do you hang out with any other ball players kids when you are at the ballpark?
Yes, Roger Clemen’s kids, and Andy Pettitte’s kids.
What is your favorite ballpark to go to other than Houston?
San Diego. It’s a nice ballpark and we can go to the beach.
What grade are you going to be in and what is your favorite class in school?
I will be going into the sixth grade and my favorite class is science.
Do your parents let you miss school for games?
Only for the World Series!
What do you plan to do this summer?
We will go to New Jersey, the beach, play summer ball, swim, play basketball in the back yard and hang out at Minute Maid Park.
Sounds like fun to me!