My Cousin Tommy Edman Is a Major Leaguer

It was A-Rod, of all people, who finally made it feel real to me.

It was June 23, and I was watching ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, Angels vs. Cardinals. Two weeks had passed since my cousin Tommy Edman made his Major League debut, having been called up by St. Louis from Triple-A Memphis.

Cousin Tommy. 24 years old. In the bigs.

My family group chat exploded when we learned Tommy got the…

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