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The move has allowed him to be around more.

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Around June of the 2017 season it was revealed the Stephen Piscotty’s mother was diagnosed with ALS. Earlier this offseason Stephen was traded to the Oakland Athletics, the team located around forty minutes from his mother’s home. Whether this was the intention of the trade or not, though many speculate it was certainly a factor, the move will allow Stephen to spend more time at home with his mother. According to Susan Slusser of the the San Francisco Chronicle his mother, Gretchen, is already planning on taking advantage of the change in location:

Gretchen plans to attend A’s games at the Coliseum whenever possible. Their family and friends are delighted that Piscotty will be living at home when the team isn’t on the road, and as a bonus, the Piscotty clan are longtime A’s fans. Mike has had season tickets for more than 20 years; Austin even rooted for Oakland against St. Louis. “I just rooted for one guy on the Cardinals,” he said.

“With or without the illness, I’m very grateful they’re all close by,” Gretchen said. “I wish this wasn’t impacting them, impacting the family, but I’m very grateful to see them. They’re all very tender and caring and gentle with me.”

Of course, we wish all the best to Gretchen Piscotty, Stephen, and the rest of their family as they face this difficult challenge together.

A’s Stephen Piscotty helps mom cope with ALS | San Francisco Chronicle

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