Feldman carries lots of respect for dad
Long nights playing catch in park helped shape life in Majors
ARLINGTON -- Scott Feldman was called up to the Major Leagues for the first time on Aug. 16, 2005. The Rangers were playing in Cleveland and his parents, Marshall and Joyce Feldman, came all the way from California to watch him play.Feldman was there one day, didn't get to pitch and then was sent back to the Minor Leagues the next night. The Rangers needed Adrian Gonzalez instead. Joyce Feldman was irate when Scott called her while she and her husband were sitting in the stands at Progressive Field, eagerly waiting for the game to begin. "My mom was like, 'What in the world is going on? What are they doing to you?'" Feldman said. "My dad was like, 'Don't worry, he'll be back, it's no big deal.' He wanted to stay and watch the game. My mom had to drag him out of the stadium."
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.