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Contreras brothers share heartwarming moment before first pitch of Cubs-Braves game

2 years agoStaff Report

How can you not be romantic about baseball? 

For a few brief moments Thursday night, brothers Willson and William Contreras brushed aside their team allegiances and embraced at home plate prior to the Cubs-Braves series finale in Atlanta as they exchanged their respective teams’ lineups ahead of first pitch. Learn more about how the lineup exchange came to be. 

Watch the video above. 

The pair exchanged lineups, hugged and embraced for a few seconds, with Willson wiping away tears. The Braves called up the younger Contreras on Thursday after placing backup catcher Manny Piña on the IL. That allowed both Contreras brothers to be active for the game. 

Willson Contreras last season famously wore a Braves “Contreras” jersey during the World Series brother as his brother chased a World Series ring. 


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