For Pete's Sake

Jeremy Guthrie visits elementary school, surprises student with tickets to ALDS

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A Major League Baseball player never visited me when I was in grade school. And I certainly never got tickets to a playoff game.*

*This was in suburbs of Chicago. This was during a time when the Cubs and White Sox were not good.

But on Monday, Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie visited King Elementary in Kansas City and gave Marion Gragg and his family four tickets to Thursday’s opening game of the American League Division Series.

The Royals tweeted video of the special event:

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