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Royals pitcher Shields, KU’s Self team up for foster kids

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — James Shields hefted a youngster who couldn’t have been more than a couple years old onto the right shoulder that has made him so much money during his major league career.
They both wore smiles on their faces.
For the ace of the Kansas City Royals, it was a moment of levity during the stress that comes with a 162-game grind — a chance to pose for pictures, sign a few autographs and raise awareness for the role that foster programs play in the lives of America’s youth.
For the kid on his shoulder? It was ...


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