“He cries a lot,” Lars Nootbar gets emotional after surprise video call by his mother on Mother’s day

The Cardinals right fielder was left emotional after he received a surprise video call from his mother on the occasion of Mothers Day.

“He cries a lot,” Lars Nootbar gets emotional after surprise video call by his mother on Mother’s day

[Lars Nootbaar in conversation with his mother. Pic Credit: MLB]

Mother’s Day is a very special and emotional day the world celebrates to honor mothers. Major League Baseball is renowned for celebrating this kind of special occasion. Over the years, the MLB has produced some great moments on Mother’s Day. This year there was a special moment for St Louis Cardinals’ Lars Nootbaar.

On ESPN’s pregame Sunday Night Baseball interview, Nootbaar spoke high praises of his mother. He would go on to state his admiration and affection for her. However, he was in for a surprise. His mother, Kumi Nootbaar was live on air, a fact which he knew nothing about.

She is everything to me,” he said. He was soon caught off-guard when he realized his mother was live. “Is this live right now?”. Nootbaar was rightly left visibly emotional on seeing her dear mother. She jokingly stated that this development of his crying is nothing new and that he cries a lot.

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Who is Lars Nootbaar – The breakout star from Japan

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[Lars Nootbaar playing for the St Louis Cardinals. Pic Credit: Fox 2]

The name of Lars Nootbaar has broken out this year. The 25-year-old Japanese became a cult hero in Japan following their triumph at the 2023 World Baseball Classic. While appearing for Japan, he scripted history. He became the first foreign-born player to represent Japan. His mother was born and raised in Japan.

Nootbaar who hails from California, was picked as an eighth-round draft by the St Louis Cardinals in 2018. He has since then spent three years in the majors. The right-fielder is having a good time on the field, batting with an average of .302 with three home runs and thirteen RBIs sitting next to his name.

Nootbaar would later go on to state the difference in impact baseball has in Japan and the US. “Baseball means the most in Japan. In the Tokyo Dome, you have 50,000 people chanting the fight song of every player in the lineup, knowing every single word. Baseball is completely embedded in the country,” Nootbaar mentioned.

Seeing his mother proved to be a big moment for him. In his side’s game against the Red Sox, he went 3-for-6. This helped the Cardinals demolish the Red Sox 9-1 as they completed the series sweep. As a result of this sweep, the Cardinals are now 16-25 as they continue to struggle this season at the bottom of the National League Central.

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