Brewers pitcher Brent Suter publishes 'The Binky Bandit' in Spanish
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Brewers pitcher Brent Suter is also a children's author and his new book, The Binky Bandit, was released in Spanish Monday.
The story of The Binky Bandit is based on Brent's own family.
"It's about my dog," Suter said. "True story, my dog destroying my son's binky."
Family is important to the Brewers pitcher. His baseball family is part of the reason he wanted to see the book translated to Spanish.
"I play with a lot of Spanish-speaking, Latino ball players too. So those guys are near and dear to my heart, they're like brothers to me, so just to be able to give them, their kids a Spanish version meant a lot to me," Suter said.
He's also passionate about the environment. The underlying story of the book focuses on the pup's change of heart to stop eating binkies in order to create less trash.
Brent made a stop at the Urban Ecology Center to read a copy of "El Bandido del Chupon" to summer campers Monday.
Many of these kids' first language at home is Spanish.
"This is a location that we work with a lot of Spanish speakers, both in our neighborhood and in our community," said Angelica Sanchez, manager of the Menomonee Valley Urban Ecology Center. "So it's really important that our kids are able to see that through players."
After the reading, he stayed to play games with the kids and they all took home a signed copy.