Mets: T.J. Rivera shares sweet sentiments about his mom
If you have not already fallen on the T.J. Rivera bandwagon, both for his on field actions and his off the field actions, just wait until you hear him talk about his mother.
On Friday, MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo released a couple of extremely sweet quotes from Rivera on his mother, and about how he wouldn’t be where he is today if it weren’t for her.
Read them for yourself:
"“I’m really big on family. I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for them. The support she had for me — a lot of times it’s your dad only teaching you sports and things, but I really had both of them. She was always there for me. She’s a big softball player, so she would always play with me whenever I wanted to when I was a kid growing up.”"
"“And then obviously all the sacrifices she made throughout the years — coming straight from work, dropping me off at games — you don’t think about it as a kid, but then you start to think about all the sacrifices she made for me. It’s crazy. I don’t know how she did it, putting out the money for me to play and for me to be seen, doing all the things for me to get to college. I can’t thank her enough for everything she’s done. She’s been my rock for sure.”"
How sweet is this! Can anyone argue Rivera’s character? His mama clearly has raised him right. We already know about how when he found out about his high school’s ruined mound, which cause the team to play all of their games on the road, he did something about it. He worked with the Mets Foundation to get Lehman High School their mound back.
Now, he’s opening up about his relationship with his mother, and how grateful he is for her and all that she’s done for him. From the sounds of it, she’s a huge reason as to how he made it to the majors. We know that he beat the odds to make it, and his mother’s support seems to have contributed.
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We definitely thank you, Mama Rivera.