Major League Baseball went all-in with the color pink on Sunday to celebrate Mother’s Day around the league.
But for Marlins closer AJ Ramos, he got the opportunity to honor his mom on her special day in a unique and memorable way.
With Miami leading the Braves 3-1 heading into the ninth, Ramos took the mound for his first save opportunity in 23 days — with his mother watching from the stands.
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With two outs and a runner on second, Matt Kemp flied out to end the game and Ramos recorded his fourth save of the season. And just like an adoring son would do, Ramos secured the ball and brought it to his mom, Cynthia, in a heartwarming Mother’s Day moment.
After the game, Ramos told reporters that his mother said the best gift he could give her on Mother’s Day would be a save. And thanks to great pitching — and a little luck — that’s exactly what he gave her.
“She deserves it. She put in a lot of hard work to get me here,” Ramos said. “I know I wasn’t the easiest kid to raise and I’m just glad she was here to see it.”