Found May 01, 2013 on FatManWriting:
TEAMS: Texas Rangers
Going to the ballpark is a pretty big deal for a kid. A souvenir to commemorate the game--like a home run ball--just makes the day perfect. So imagine the dismay on this poor kids face when his sister takes his home run ball and throws it back! In her defense--no, there is no defense for her. It's not like the Texas Rangers are infamous for throwing back opposing home run balls like at Wrigley Field. Even then, I think Cubbies might even let a little kid keep a ball his Dad gave to him. All was not lost though. In the end the young Ranger fan was able to leave the park happy (with a few souvenirs)--and allowed not to like his sister for a day. Your browser does not support iframes. [The video does work at this link to USAToday Sports.]

Kinslers play at second is salute worthy

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Boston Red Sox @ Texas Rangers Pitching Matchups: 5/3-5/5

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