Here are tweets from some of the Royals players after the shooting in Newtown, Conn.:
Designated hitter Billy Butler: Tempted to go pick up my little one from school and just hug her tight...My prayers are with the kids and parents in #Newtown
Pitcher Ryan Verdugo: No matter how bad you think your life is cherish every second of what you have and be thankful for everyone in it #PrayersForNewtown
Pitcher Danny Duffy: Pray for Newtown. What is the world coming to man
Pitcher Bruce Chen: Prayers for all the victims and families in Connecticut today. What a horrible tragedy. Pitcher Everett Teaford: Praying for everyone in Newtown Conn. I can't even pretend to imagine what they are going through, nor would I want to!
Mike Swanson, VP of Communications and Broadcasting: Went home early and saw news about Newton, CT. What a tragically sad day in our country. Prayers to all and please hug your children.
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