MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers star outfielder and reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich doesn't need to make his mom breakfast in bed this Mother's Day. He already got her the best present possible - a heartfelt letter published in The Players' Tribune that has been shared thousands of times.
In the letter, Yelich shares that he nearly quit baseball at the tender age of seven. It was only when his mother offered to pay him $5 for a hit that he stuck with the sport - certainly an investment that has already paid huge dividends for the Yelich family.
"It sounds silly now. But I mean, come on … I was seven. What can I say? That’s a lot of Sour Patch Kids. Or like, what … nine packs of gum? It was a serious offer," Yelich recalls in the post.
But Yelich's love wasn't saved solely for his own mother. The slugger also shouted out the millions of 'baseball moms' around the country who are working to help their childrens' dreams come true.
"[My mom] did everything imaginable to make sure I would be able to do what I loved to do," Yelich wrote. "Just like so many baseball moms around the country and all over the world."
If you weren't already feeling a little weepy by this point, the simple but touching way Yelich ends his note will probably have you reaching for the Kleenex.
"Thank you, Mom. I love you."
That's our MVP.