Nobody is more hyped for Gleyber Torres than Gleyber Torres' dad
If you're a professional baseball player, all eyes are on you at all times. And if you make it to the postseason, the focus is even more intense. Your PARENTS might be there, in the stands, watching with bated breath as you stand in the batter's box.
Will you come through, and make Mom and Dad proud? Yankees phenom Gleyber Torres came up and blasted a run-scoring double to stake New York to a 1-0 lead on the Astros in Game 1 of the ALCS on Saturday night, and his dad was LOVING IT:
Eusebio Torres is hyped, my friends. He's living the dream of every parent.
Flash back to when Gleyber was a kid -- which wasn't too long ago, considering he's only 22. Eusebio was probably out watching his son on the ball fields, shouting encouragement from the stands as Gleyber began doing things that made people take notice.
And now, in the second postseason of his young career, he's doing this on the biggest stage.
Oh, but young Gleyber wasn't finished.
In the sixth inning, with the Yankees still holding that 1-0 lead he provided, he blasted a homer to left field to double the advantage to 2-0.
Here's a friendly reminder that Gleyber Torres is ONLY 22 years old. pic.twitter.com/HQ4AvM6hiP— Cut4 (@Cut4) October 13, 2019
Yes, Dad Torres was filming this moment -- how could he not? And, credit to him, he kept his phone dutifully in Video Mode, documenting the moment his son continued his rise as an October hero for the Yankees. Dad went absolutely bananas in the stands, too:
You're probably not gonna believe this, but Gleyber came through again later. And so did his dad, with a tweet of his son's lead-expanding bloop hit in the top of the 7th inning:
Wow wow Astros es un buen equipo pero Yankees está demostrando que es un súper equipo, haciendo la tarea del indio. Gleyber David contribuyendo con su granito de arena. Seguimos paso a paso🙌🏽🙌🏽🔥🔥#gleybermania pic.twitter.com/z9hKBqoerC— Eusebio Torres (@usebeisbol) October 13, 2019
If you aren't smiling by now after seeing Gleyber's dad be the proudest person in the universe, I don't know what to tell you.
Adrian Garro joined MLB.com in 2016. Throughout his travels, both Bartolo Colon and Vin Scully have placed their hands on his shoulders. Not at the same time, though. That'd be amazing.