The lure of cameraderie on the diamond and the chance to give his kids a more comfortable future prompted Royals reliever Ryan Madson to give baseball another chance.
The lure of cameraderie on the diamond and the chance to give his kids a more comfortable future prompted Royals reliever Ryan Madson to give baseball another chance. JOHN SLEEZER JSLEEZER@KCSTAR.COM
The lure of cameraderie on the diamond and the chance to give his kids a more comfortable future prompted Royals reliever Ryan Madson to give baseball another chance. JOHN SLEEZER JSLEEZER@KCSTAR.COM

The conversation that led Ryan Madson back to baseball, and the Royals’ bullpen

October 07, 2015 06:38 PM

UPDATED October 08, 2015 12:56 PM

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