Emotional Moment as Dodgers’ Brusdar Graterol’s Mom Watches Him Pitch for the First Time

Dodgers relief pitcher Brusdar Graterol's heartfelt moment as his mother witnesses his major league performance.

In a heartwarming turn of events, the Dodgers’ relief pitcher Brusdar Graterol experienced a profoundly emotional moment during the team’s game against the Detroit Tigers. This Tuesday night encounter marked the first time his mother had the chance to witness him perform at the major league level.

Graterol, whose relentless efforts to have his mom watch him play spanned seven years, finally saw his dream come true on that fateful Tuesday. Overwhelmed with emotions, Graterol couldn’t contain his feelings and openly discussed the significance of the moment after the game. This heartwarming episode underscores the fact that in the world of sports, there are moments that transcend the game itself, adding a human touch to the competition and creating unforgettable stories.

“A lot of emotion. So much emotion that I didn’t know what to do,” Graterol said in Spanish. “I didn’t know how to control it. Only cry out of happiness.”

Per The OC Register

Dodgers’ manager, Dave Roberts, shared his thoughts on this heartwarming situation after the game. He even candidly admitted that he, too, found it challenging to keep his emotions in check. Graterol showcased his pitching prowess during his one-inning performance against the Tigers, providing his mother with a firsthand look at his abilities. Since joining the team, Graterol has become a dependable member of the bullpen, earning his place as a crucial player.

“It was emotional. You sort of get into the game mode, but how can you not appreciate that emotional moment for Brusdar and his family?” said Roberts. “It was a special one. One of the top moments I’ve ever been a part of.”

Per Dodgers Insider

The relief pitcher made his intentions clear regarding the remainder of the season, expressing a strong desire to celebrate his success with his mother alongside the entire team. Should the Dodgers secure victory in the World Series, it would be an extraordinarily special moment for everyone involved. However, for Graterol, sharing that triumph with his mother would hold immeasurable significance.

“The goal is to have her celebrate the World Series with us and when she wants to go back, she’ll go back,” he said.

Per The OC Register

The Dodgers remain focused on their quest for the playoffs, with the postseason just around the corner. This week, they conclude their home stand before hitting the road to finish the regular season, facing off against the Colorado Rockies and the San Francisco Giants. As they continue their journey towards postseason glory, the memory of Graterol’s touching moment with his mother will undoubtedly serve as a source of inspiration and motivation for the team.

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