MLB Pitcher Does Something Very Special For Legally Blind Mom
It's very important for this mom to watch her son's baseball games. Julie Graham, mother of the Minnesota Twins rookie pitcher J.R. Graham, hasn't missed a game yet. But watching the game isn't especially easy because she is legally blind.
She has always been his biggest fan; whether it was T-ball, Little League and now Major League baseball games. J.R. started tweaking his uniform so his devoted mama could pick him out from the rest of the team. It started with white cleats. Now, he wears navy blue stirrups with a patch of white sock peeking out.
"She's been there for every game," says the 25-year-old right-handed reliever from Livermore, California. "She's been my biggest fan. I feel like there's a little something I can do to help her see her baby out on the field."
Though he may get comments from his teammates, he doesn't care. He will keep wearing a unique addition to his uniform so his mom can always see him play.