It’s fair to say there are no hard feelings around here for Mike Aviles of the Cleveland Indians.
* If you knew that, you are a hard-core fan
In May, Aviles’ 4-year-old daughter, Adriana, was diagnosed with leukemia. Aviles’ teammates shaved their heads in a sign of support for Adriana as well as wearing “Team Adriana” T-shirts.
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Here’s a happy update.
On Thursday, Adriana threw out the first pitch before the Indians’ game against the Yankees.
“My joy comes from my kids,” Aviles told Cleveland.com. “I have three girls and a boy on the way. I enjoy just seeing them happy. It makes me happy. That’s what you want to do as a parent, you want your kids to be happy. You don’t want to see them crying. You want to see them always laughing and joking. When they’re having a good time, I’m excited.”
Aviles must have been excited Thursday.
The Indians tweeted some photos as well:
Here is more video of the first pitch: