After a year without an audience in Major League stadiums due to the covid-19 pandemic, fans reappear in the parks to give it a special flavor. And the players appreciate the reunion, some more than others.
The Venezuelan Gleyber Torres is one of those cases, who has seen the return of fans as a way to reconnect with their loved ones, who have accompanied him since childhood.
“My parents see me again. Last year, I couldn’t see my parents, so it’s very important for me that they see me play, like when I was young, “Torres told MLB.com.
Biosecurity measures prevented the New York Yankees shortstop’s parents from not even traveling to the United States, staying in Venezuela.
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Eusebio Torres, Gleyber’s father, indicated in an interview in 2019 that from the age of five when his son began to play, he began to accompany him along with Ibelise Castro, the player’s mother.
Although measures of restrictions to enter the stadiums are still maintained. Yankee Stadium allows the entry of up to 20% of its capacity, the 24-year-old Venezuelan ensures that he is motivated by the fact of having his parents.
“I am excited to see my parents every day. They come to the field and watch me play. I am grateful to have them and the fans in the stands. It’s incredible to play in New York and see thousands of fans supporting us, ”emphasized Torres.
The Caracas native had his worst offensive season in the 2020 season with a .243 average and this season he is hitting .250 in five games played.