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A father's gift, a father's hope

Charlie Montoyo helps players reach their big league dreams while hoping for his son's survival. Story

Updated: June 16, 2008, 12:43 AM ET
By Anna K. Clemmons | Special to Page 2

Tyson Montoyo is just like any other 5-year-old. He loves to play his Wii and says Super Mario Galaxy is his favorite game. He just finished his first year of pre-K near his family's home in Tucson, Ariz., and hopes he'll get to see his "girlfriend," 6-year-old Emily, sometime this summer. Both their dads are in baseball -- Emily's dad, Jeff Ridgway, is a pitcher with the Triple-A Richmond Braves. Tyson's father, Charlie, is the manager of the Triple-A Durham Bulls.

But Tyson is also different. ...

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