ESPN put a Boston Red Sox player in quite an awkward spot during a Mothers’ Day broadcast on Sunday night.
The Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals went up against each other as part of said network’s Sunday Night Baseball to start the week, with first baseman Triston Casas interviewed while the game was being played.
Announcer Karl Ravech ended up asking the player about his mother, given the occasion. It would have been a neat touch except for the fact that Casas’ mother died when he was young, so it was never going to be a great question. It’s not like Ravech wasn’t aware of the tragedy either as he was the one who brought it up.
Might be it just came out the wrong way but Casas took it in stride and offered a classy response, though he did look slightly flustered before answering.
Casas, who lost his mother at the age of nine, was asked what it was like growing up without one. We’d bet that it’s already hard getting through Mothers’ Day without having your mom around to celebrate. Having the fact that she passed away when you were a child come up in a live interview while you’re going through an at-bat should only serve to make it worse. But ESPN fashioned the moment anyway.
The interview could have taken a sour turn. Thankfully, Casas kept it professional as he revealed he had many maternal figures in his life to provide him with the support he needed while growing up.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.