A viral video filmed by Robert’s mother during the visit to a local car shop captured his dad’s emotional reaction when Robert showed him a Nationals cap.
“When I was little, I did three years of competitive gymnastics, but when the men’s team was cut, was encouraged by my dad to try a different sport. There was a local Little League game happening, so we went and watched the game. My dad asked around and was able to sign me up late for the league I was 8 years old turning 9 at this point. It was obviously very special to see his reaction after many years of work we put in the baseball,” Robert Cruz told Reuters.