Dodgers Ross Stripling's family watches game from Houston

- Sitting in their living room in Houston L.A. Dodgers relief pitcher Ross Stripling's family tells us how he got started playing ball. It happened with a high school injury.

"Well he was a basketball star and he went up for a basket and broke his leg and ya it turned out to be a real blessing for him", says his grandfather Bob Thomas.

"So he got on with a cast, one of those black casts and taught himself to pitch and went 14-0 his senior year", says his grandmother Gail Thomas. "And then he had to work his way into A&M he was a walk on", says Bob Thomas.

Stripling got drafted in 2011 but wanted to finish college first. In the off season his grandfather says he also became a stock broker and that very soon he plans to get married.

But for now the families focus is watching him on tv during the World Series.

"Well it's pretty cool because I threw pitches to him and played with him out in the yard and gave him nuggies and all of that kind of stuff", says his uncle Tim Thomas.

Even though his family lives in the Houston area, when I asked him which tea they would be cheering for this series, the answer came easy.

"Well the Dodgers", says Gail Thomas.

"Oh I have got to cheer for the Dodgers", says Bob Thomas.

"I mean I have been pulling for the Astros for a long long time and they have been so close and so close and so close and so to have them there is pretty exciting and so of course I want them to do well but I've got to pull for the Dodgers, got to pull for Ross", says Tim Thomas.

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