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Baseball is a game of inches

Morning news and notes for Sunday, April 19, 2020

Kelly Smith shared the story of her late father’s love of baseball and their combined journey through heartbreak and the 2016 Indians season back in July of 2017 — just a month after her father passed following a lengthy battle with bladder cancer.

It was a FanPost dropped into the middle of an exciting baseball season that absolutely took my breath away. To this day, I still occasionally read it and use it as inspiration to be a better baseball fan, a better person, and a better father.

Back in December 2019 Kelly and her brother, Kyle, turned the post into a beautiful video tribute that was picked up and shared by the Indians on Saturday as part of their #OurTribe campaign.

I will use just about any reason I have to re-share their story, so here’s another:

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