Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Make-A-Wish Fan from Kansas to One Day Contract

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterJune 6, 2013

Photo Credit: Dodgers Tumblr
Photo Credit: Dodgers Tumblr

Los Angeles Dodgers fans have a great deal to be proud of this season. 

The organization may be having a roller-coaster season, but it continues to find ways to make the 2013 campaign as vibrant and wonderful as possible. 

The Dodgers' Twitter feed provided the following tweets that show one young boy who was granted his wish of getting signed by his favorite team. 

He even got a signature from Hyun-Jin Ryu, who is off to a great start in his MLB career. 

Their Tumblr boasted this image of the young Michael Douglas, whose smile is as big as any newly signed Dodgers acquisition. 

Unfortunately, details are scarce surrounding the young Make-A-Wish fan from Wellsville, Kansas. MLB.com did say that Douglas not only received a personalized shirt and locker, he also took some hacks at batting practice. 

RotoInfo.com has the following image of Douglas getting an autograph from Los Angeles' newest phenom, Yasiel Puig. 

It's these kinds of stories that make you forget about team loyalties and the silly standings, because they are far more important than even this amazing pastime. 

Matt Kemp touched upon that very thing when earlier in the season he met with a terminal cancer patient by the name of Joshua Jones, via CBS News

Life is so much bigger than baseball. I mean, you can sit here and think about going 0 for 4 with four Ks and you get mad, and you can complain about the stupidest things sometimes. But things like this humble you and keep you grounded and let you know that somebody's life is way worse than whatever it is you've got going on.

That makes you a stronger person and makes you grateful for everything that you have.

As some might recall, Kemp later flew Jones and his family down to Dodger Stadium to catch a game against the Angels. 

The Dodgers have lost more games than they have won, and the injury bug is maligning a great deal of their stars. However, it doesn't matter, because the organization is still getting the important things right. 


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