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CONGRATULATIONS: Miami Marlins Pitcher Ryan Weathers welcomes a new baby

CONGRATULATIONS: Miami Marlins Pitcher Ryan Weathers welcomes a new baby


A few hours ago, Ryan Weathers’ girlfriend gave birth to a healthy, energetic baby boy.

and he’s tweeting on his X accounts while out here showing love for the Miami Marlins. He’s also really excited about his girlfriend and the newborn child. “I’m grateful that I’m a father now.”



Father of Padres rookie, who pitched in big leagues for 19 seasons, witnesses son’s first game in majors


Every autumn, Ryan Weathers, a pitching prospect in Loretto, Tennessee, would make it a point to watch the playoffs with his father David, a 19-year big-league veteran.

How would you handle this situation? How are you going to take that batter on? Which pitch will it be next?



Before Ryan Weathers was selected by the Padres with the seventh overall choice in the 2018 draft, he spent a lot of time watching the Dodgers on TV in the autumn.



Barely two years later, David Weathers was thinking through each at-bat from the second deck at Globe Life Field as his son made an improbable major league debut in a postseason game.

He’d never been so anxious during a baseball game.



“A little anxiety, a little stress,” the elder Weathers said by phone a day later. “It’s not a regular season game. There is a lot on the line and you want your son to pitch well.


“But it’s a different stress. You have no control over anything. My stress level and anxiety was more like I couldn’t wait ‘til he got out there and got going.”



He didn’t have to wait long.

At 20 years and 294 days old, Weathers jogged to the mound Tuesday night and in the third inning became the second youngest player to make his MLB debut in the postseason. Only the Royals’ Adalberto Mondesi (20 years, 95 days in 2015) debuted at a younger age and he’d at least played at Double-A before joining Kansas City’s push.



Weathers hadn’t pitched above low Single-A when the Padres’ starting pitching woes pressed him onto the roster and almost immediately into Tuesday’s game after an abbreviated start from Mike Clevinger.

“It got real, real quick,” Ryan Weathers said Wednesday.



A year earlier, he was throwing in the Midwest League. On Tuesday, he was in the middle of a big-league diamond, flanked by Manny Machado, Fernando Tatis Jr., Eric Hosmer, Jake Cronenworth and Austin Nola, when Padres manager Jayce Tingler handed him the ball.



His message, more or less: “Take a deep breath. Throw the ball over the plate. Look at these guys behind you, they’re going to make some plays for you. Go attack the zone and try to enjoy the moment.”



Not that Weathers could remember much of what happened after he jogged to the mound.

“I went back and looked at film,” Weathers said Wednesday afternoon. “I don’t even remember that (Corey) Seager swung at that first pitch. I thought he took it.”


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