MIAMI — As her son stood behind the mound at Marlins Park and gathered himself, his back facing home plate and the ‘Gonzalez‘ stitched over the shoulders of his uniform staring back at her, Yoli Gonzalez fidgeted. Her view couldn’t have been better. She sat in the first row, directly behind home plate, and close enough for her frequent shouts of encouragement at her son, Washington Nationals‘ left-hander Gio Gonzalez, to actually be heard. Behind her, an entire section was filled with friends and family who let shouts of “Gio!” escape their lungs sporadically.
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