THREE AND OUT WITH TAYLOR HEARN
While this is normally a section where I ask Rangers players three questions about their interests off the field, I’m dedicating this one to the most wholesome postgame interview with Taylor Hearn, following his home-opening start on Monday.
By now, everybody has seen the viral moment of Robyn Hearn, Taylor’s younger sister, asking him a question in the postgame press conference.
“Was it a mentality difference? Or was there somebody in the stands or in the press box that you were itching to do well for?” Robyn jokingly asked to end the press conference.
“I guess just being a big brother, you try to set the best example for you and try to basically do the best I can,” Taylor said. “And hopefully be able to let you know that no matter what you go through, to not waver off your faith. For me to be able to sit here and tell you that I’m sitting here three years ago, after 2019, I wouldn’t even be able to believe you. But honestly, to have a very supportive sister like you means a lot. You sacrificed a lot just for me to be in this aspect, and I honestly can’t thank you enough.”
It was a wholesome moment for the Hearn family. Both Robyn and Taylor were born and raised in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and grew up as Rangers fans. For Taylor to get the start in the home opener, to kick off the club’s 50th anniversary season, was special.
The Royse City native said he had somewhere between 25-30 family members at the game to support him.
“I was kind of expecting myself to be a little bit more nervous, but everything felt normal to me,” Hearn said. “It was good to see family here. It was a lot of their first time seeing me pitch. So I thought it was awesome, especially with the Opening Day. I mean, how many families can say they have a cousin that plays Major League Baseball? I thought it was cool for them to be here.”
The moment between Taylor and Robyn truly showed what sports is about, beyond the wins and losses.