Major mom: the secret to Cavan Biggio’s success

Jun 21, 2019 355

BY: Hunter Atkins

Before the hoopla that greeted the most homecoming of homecomings for Cavan Biggio, who had spent his boyhood shagging flies in Minute Maid Park, then served as an Astros bat boy while his dad sealed a Hall of Fame career with more than 3,000 hits, then starred on St. Thomas High School’s state championship teams under his dad’s obsessive coaching, then rocketed from Notre Dame up through the Toronto Blue Jays’ farm system, then made his Major League debut last month, and then competed against the Astros on — wouldn’t you know it — Father’s Day weekend, someone felt especially responsible for making Cavan feel at home.

She planned to transport him from the Blue Jays’ arrival point in Houston at 4 a.m. Friday to somewhere comfier than a road-trip hotel. She made his bed, stocked his bathroom with deodorant and double-checked that his childhood room was exactly as the 24-year-old rookie had arranged it last. All that was left were the groceries.

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