Serving as the pitching coach to the Kingdom of the Netherlands is a tribute to his mom and dad, both of whom are deceased. His mother passed away in December; his dad, in 2004.
"Every time that Dutch national anthem is played, I think of them," he said. "I thank them for giving me an opportunity to play a game that I fell in love with."
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