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Billy Butler made me cry this morning

Apr 6, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

Gettin’ a little misty in Chez Shyster. A tweet from the Royals’ Billy Butler a few minutes ago:

Didn’t get the win
in the end but I’m glad my Grandpa Butler got to watch me one last
time on TV. RIP grandpa. I i love ya & will miss ya.

Grandpa Butler left the Earth after seeing his grandson hit a two-out two-run single off one of the best pitchers in baseball in front of a packed house.

  1. Mum - Apr 6, 2010 at 11:42 AM

    Wow……I’m a lifelong Tiger fan, but this one made me cry, too. So glad Grandpa got to see Billy get that hit. Have a great season, Billy.

  2. IdahoMariner - Apr 6, 2010 at 11:58 AM

    That’s very sweet and sad. I’m glad he got to see his grandson do something like that.

  3. AJ Gallo - Apr 6, 2010 at 1:07 PM

    I happened to actually be at this game yesterday and I didn’t realize the significance of this event that I saw until I just now read about it. My sympathies to Billy Butler and RIP to his grandfather.

  4. AJ Gallo - Apr 6, 2010 at 1:07 PM

    I happened to actually be at this game yesterday and I didn’t realize the significance of this event that I saw until I just now read about it. My sympathies to Billy Butler and RIP to his grandfather.

  5. Redbird - Apr 6, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    Billy played ball on our travel team years ago. He went to Cooperstown with us to play ball. I met his Grandfather then. Billy could hit when he was 12 years old. His grandpa was very proud of him. God Bless

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