Jared Hoying will celebrate Father’s Day Sunday for the first time as a dad. He and his wife Tiffany gave birth to daughter Carly last November.
They’ll be at Globe Life Park this weekend to help celebrate.
“You always celebrated your dad’s Father’s Day. Now having my own little one it’s pretty special,” Hoying said. “To see that big smile all the time, there’s nothing better.”
Having a child has helped put baseball in perspective, Hoying said.
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“It just changes your perspective on life. Instead of worrying about your self, all I worry about now is my wife and my daughter,” he said. “That’s priority No. 1.”
Having a smiling baby to go home to every night makes going 0 for 4 easier to swallow.
“Honestly, it takes a little bit of pressure off your self. It takes the mental anguish away,” he said. “Instead of going home and stewing over a bad game it kind of keeps you level-headed and not so much in the moment, but the big picture. You realize I’ve got a family to go home to and I get to enjoy them and kind of forget about baseball for a little bit.”
Besides, little Carly, who just turned seven months and is starting to sit up and about to start crawling, doesn’t care if he hit a home run or struck out.
“She doesn’t care one bit,” Hoying said. “All she wants to see is my smile. And when she smiles, it’s all good.”