For most Dodgers fans, yesterday was Opening Day. For Rockies shortstop José Iglesias, it was much more than just Opening Day.
In the bottom of the second innings, Iglesias hit a routine single to plate Connor Joe and give the Rockies a 2-0 lead over the Dodgers. It was Iglesias’ first hit since the passing of his father. There was brief pause in play so the understandably emotional Iglesias could collect himself.
After Iglesias returned to first base, Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman comforted him with a quick embrace.
It was a classy move by Freeman and a great reminder that MLB players are not just professional athletes. They’re people too.
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