Vahe Gregorian

July 6, 2013 7:35 PM

Royals’ David Lough knows value of hard work

For 42 years, Royals outfielder David Lough’s father, Dennis, worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in Akron, Ohio. For 30 years-plus, Lough estimates, his mother, Denise, has been a cashier at an Acme supermarket. Being grounded in such stability and reality helps explain plenty about Lough, the antithesis of the insulated and detached pro athlete we see too often and hear too much about.

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