MINNEAPOLIS As 11-year-old Annie Buresh and her 8-year-old sister, Alex, ran the bases prior to Sunday's Minnesota Twins game, they had no idea what kind of surprise awaited them at home plate.
The Buresh sisters rounded third base to see their father, Robert, pop out from behind Twins mascot T.C. Bear to greet the girls at home plate. Master Sgt. Robert Buresh recently returned home from Afghanistan, his sixth deployment overseas, and wanted to surprise his daughters on Memorial Day weekend. His wife, Julie, was aware of the secret, but his daughters had no idea.
The Buresh girls took part in a race where each girl had to put on parts of a Twins uniform as they got to each base. With the sisters wearing jerseys too big and pants too long, they sprinted to home plate into the arms of their waiting dad.
The emotional act received a standing ovation from everyone at Target Field as they honored the soldier and his family the day before Memorial Day.
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