There were tears. But that was to be expected.
A mother's pride can only manifest itself in so many ways, so when Yvonne Upton sat down beside her older son B.J. while her younger son, Justin, was announced as an Atlanta Brave, she could be forgiven a dab or two around the eyes.
"This is the greatest day for us," Yvonne said after the press conference. "It's wonderful, a dream come true."
B.J. Upton was acquired by the Braves in November. When Justin was picked up last week in a trade with Arizona, the family was overjoyed to have them on the same team.
"I was in Arizona and had already gone to bed when the call came because I was on east coast time," the Upton's father, Melvin, said. "Justin came in and woke me up about one in the morning to tell me. Needless to say, there wasn't any sleep after that."
The Uptons had always hoped that the brothers would wind up together on a Major League roster, but they never figured it would come this early or on a team like the Braves, ...