It's been the proverbial slow news day in baseball, what with only four games on Monday night's slate. And since three of those games are being staged in Pacific time zone, we'll have to wait for most of the action if Adam Wainwright(notes) and the Cardinals make short work of Seattle in St. Louis. (UPDATE: Which they did, beating the Mariners, 9-3.)
Until then, check out the story of 11-year-old Jean Patrickson, a Haitian native whose right leg was crushed during the earthquake earlier this year. The young boy made headlines when a Shriners Hospitals for Children in St. Louis saved the leg in surgery and, as the story goes, he has quickly become a big Cardinals fan while recovering and undergoing rehab in the area.
Patrickson's fandom was no doubt solidified on May 22 as he met Albert Pujols(notes) and Co., then threw out the first pitch before the game against the Angels. The above video documents his whole day. It's a bit lengthy, but the warm fuzzies you'll feel is worth the time spent watching it.
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