Brief stop in the Colorado Rockies Jose Iglesias Hit a run scoring single from the first at-bat of the season on Friday. However, as he stood at first base, the tears began to flow uncontrollably.
Unfortunately, Iglesias’ father had recently passed away and he had seen almost every hit his son had made. This took its toll on the brief stop as he broke down in tears in memory of his father. The Dodgers’ new first baseman Freddie Freeman however, came over worried and asked what had happened and how Iglesias was doing.
Freddie Freeman’s sweet gesture to José Iglesias leaves fans touched
After figuring out why Iglesias was emotional, Freeman gave him a quick little gesture of love by hugging him, which was a great interaction between the two players.
I was just trying to be there for him, to comfort him and just know that it’s more than a game.” Freeman told usatoday.com. “You never know what we all go through in life. If he hadn’t told me, I would never have known that he had lost his father a few weeks ago. I think it just reminds you to just have some compassion and some humility and just be kind to others. Because at that moment I just wanted to hug this guy.”
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