Found May 09, 2014 on NESN.com:
Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is a bit of a momma’s boy. Napoli’s mother, Donna Rose Torres, has long been an important figure in the 32-year-old’s life, according to MLB.com’s Ian Browne. Perhaps nothing reflects the strong mother-son bond more than a tattoo located on Napoli’s left arm that features his mom’s hand-written signature with a big rose above it. “It’s a strong relationship, ever since I was a little boy,” Napoli recently told Browne. “My mom worked two jobs to make sure I had everything — me and my brother. She always made sure I was at practice on time. She made sure I had the right equipment. There’s a real strong bond between me and my mother.” Torres and her husband/Napoli’s stepfather, Rick, traveled around last October as the Red Sox embarked on their incredible World Series run. She also plans to be in the stands in Texas this Sunday, when the Red Sox and Rangers meet on Mother’s Day. “We’re still really close,” Napoli said. “She’s just a
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