When he arrived in Miami on Saturday to prepare for his appearance in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, Brewers prospect Mauricio Dubon graciously agreed to sit down with Cespedes Family BBQ for an interview. During that interview, he revealed something kind of amazing:
His mother had never seen him play a professional game of baseball before.
That is, until the Futures Game.
On Sunday night, Dubon became the first player from Honduras to play for the World team in Futures Game history. Despite living in the States with a host family since he was 15, he's able to visit with his family back in Honduras regularly -- but still, his mother had never had a chance to watch him play in a pro uniform.
But she was there to watch her son's team in a close game against the U.S. Futures, with the U.S. prevailing, 7-6. Despite the defeat, Dubon had a solid showing, going 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored.