The 2023 MLB Postseason is officially underway. The postseason rang in with the American League Wild Card Series, as the Tampa Bay Rays host the Texas Rangers. Rays star Randy Arozarena gained fame for his postseason heroics a few years ago. He might have gotten some of that talent from his mom.
Arozarena’s mom was chosen to throw out the first pitch before Game 1. She decided to throw out from the mound, a daring move for some for first pitches. But, fearless as ever, Arozarena’s mom rared back and dealt her pitch.
And it was a perfect throw! The ball darted through the air, and Arozarena, behind the plate, didn’t even have to move his glove. He and his mom then hugged while the raucous Tropicana Field crowd buzzed and cheered.
If you’re wondering where Randy Arozarena got his arm, this is it. Wow 😱
What a moment.
Randy Arozarena’s mom throws out the first pitch after getting her visa last week to watch her son play in the majors for the first time ever. pic.twitter.com/tSEb8r93II
— Tricia Whitaker (@TriciaWhitaker) October 3, 2023
This is an impressive throw! First pitches can sometimes go awry even when they aren’t thrown from the mound. So the fact that this throw was made so immaculately is awesome.
The Rays will hope to seize control of Game 1 against the Rangers. The Best of 3 nature of the Wild Card Series makes everything matter just that much more.
Social media responded in droves to the throw. Many were in awe of the dazzling first pitch and expressed their adoration for it online.
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) October 3, 2023
First, Brusdar Graterol's mom throws a perfect first pitch. Now, Randy Arozarena's mom does the same.
The lesson is simple:
Need pitching? Sign the moms. https://t.co/kab0lzuvj3
— Sam Dykstra (@SamDykstraMiLB) October 3, 2023
setting the bar for playoff first pitches sky high, right out of the gate https://t.co/AgeVM3MLkI
— Dan Reilly (@danreilly11) October 3, 2023
Wow! Another Mom with a great arm! Love it!😊⚾️ https://t.co/OaTREFlRQ5
— Dan Roche (@RochieWBZ) October 3, 2023
Mom's out there out throwing all our favorite artist, show hosts, and entertainment arms by a mile🔥 https://t.co/7qt1Z3uzuk
— CASPER (@CasperTheGhst) October 3, 2023
I love this so much. Happy for the family https://t.co/FeT5Ut9RfN
— Misa | 10piece (@MisaJC) October 3, 2023
Absolute seed from Randy’s mom! https://t.co/CrKITMZEzL
— Real Name, No Gimmicks (@CarsonAMerk) October 3, 2023