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Yordano Ventura’s mother threw out the 1st pitch of the Royals’ home opener

Marisol Hernández was given the honors at the first game at Kauffman Stadium since her son’s death.

MLB: Kansas City Royals-Yordano Ventura Tribute Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

I am in awe of the strength and incapable of understanding the raw emotions that went into this first pitch.

The rest of the baseball world is busy thinking about home openers and no-pitch intentional walks, but this is a reminder that a lot of people are still working through some unimaginable pain. Best wishes to Hernández, family, friends, and the entire Royals organization.