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St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Lars Nootbaar could not be house for Mom’s Day due to his workforce’s Sunday Evening Baseball matchup in opposition to the Boston Purple Sox, however he obtained to expertise a touching second together with his mother earlier than the sport.
Nootbaar was being interviewed by ESPN’s Eduardo Perez when his mom, Kumi Enokida Nootbaar, appeared on the display screen and shocked him. The 25-year-old could not assist however get emotional:
This Mom’s Day shock
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Nootbaar grew up in El Segundo, California, and attended USC, the place he was a three-year starter. He was known as as much as the majors in 2021 and have become an everyday starter through the 2022 season.
Coming into Sunday’s sport in opposition to Boston, Nootbaar is batting .289/.429/.422 with three house runs and 13 RBI.