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Royals’ Danny Duffy on reaction of kid who got his cap: ‘That’s what it’s all about’

This kid was fired up when he got Danny Duffy’s cap.
This kid was fired up when he got Danny Duffy’s cap.

I’m just going to go out on a limb here and say Royals left-hander Danny Duffy is going to be a great dad, should he choose to have children one day.

Duffy loves kids.

A few weeks ago, Duffy dedicated a start to a boy who had died of cancer. On that night, Duffy said: “Kids are just the best, man. They’re just the best.”

After his start Monday in a 3-0 win over the Rays, one of the best starts in Royals history, Duffy tossed his cap to a kid in the stands. As Sam Mellinger wrote, it was Duffy’s best moment of the night.

Duffy talked to Joel Goldberg and Jeff Montgomery of Fox Sports Kansas City before Tuesday’s game about that moment.

“It honestly brought a bigger smile to my face than he had on his face,” Duffy said. “I love it, man. That’s what it’s all about.”

Here is a longer clip of the boy who received the hat and the interview with Duffy from FSKC:

Royals' Danny Duffy talks about record-setting start 

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