Yasiel Puig spends off-day lifting spirits of terminally ill children at N.Y. camp

Los Angeles Times
Yasiel Puig spends off-day lifting spirits of terminally ill children at N.Y. camp
Yasiel Puig spends off-day lifting spirits of terminally ill children at N.Y. camp

THREE UP Spreading cheer: On last Monday's off-day in New York, Yasiel Puig rented a helicopter for a 45-minute ride to the Catskill Mountains to visit Camp Simcha, the only kosher overnight summer camp for children with cancer and other diseases, many of which are terminal. The Cleveland Indians outfielder danced and sang with kids and crowd-surfed through the room. He played catch and tossed batting practice, visited kids in the infirmary and signed dozens of autographs. “Today,” Puig tweeted, “was one of the best days of my life.” Fantasy league: Nathan Patterson, signed by the Oakland Athletics after his brother posted a video on Twitter of him being clocked at 96 mph during a speed-pitch

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