VIERA - Now in his second season of minor-league baseball, Jonathan Lucroy understands the rigors of road trips.
On a lot of days, he spends more time on the team bus than on the field.
But he has it easy compared with his parents.
"One night, we drove over to Viera to see Jonathan play," said Lucroy's mother, Karen. "We got home at 1:30 a.m. and went to work the next day."
Lucroy has climbed through three affiliates to arrive at the Milwaukee Brewers' Brevard County team in the high Class A Florida State League.
When he was at the University of Louisiana, his parents, Steve and Karen, flew to Louisiana to watch him play. They flew to Montana to see him play rookie-league ball and to Arizona for spring training.