Mother's Day twice as special for Jones

Mother's Day twice as special for Jones

Orioles outfielder Adam Jones said his mother, Andrea Bradley, helped him a lot. Especially this year with everything that went down in Boston.

"Mother's Day is obviously special to my mother, who raised me to be an independent thinker," he said. "She always told me, her and my grandmother, to use your platform for good. Don't be afraid to speak your mind. Don't be afraid to speak your truth. And if you don't know the truth -- seek answers and try to find the truth. I thank my mother for my mental outlook on life.

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"My wife, Audie, has the tough task of raising two boys [August and Axel]. She has set aside her life and her law career for the betterment of our family," he said. "I couldn't do it by myself. I'd be terrified. The sacrifices she has made for our two boys is nothing short of amazing. And to all the others across the world that sacrifice for their kids, adopted kids, foster parents, they deserve all the credit in the world."

Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.