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Major league heart

Originally Published: January 22, 2013
By Rick Reilly | ESPN.com

The Afghanistan snow covered the tops of his boots the day U.S. Army Specialist Shaun Pelt, a medic, ripped opened a box from the States and found four baseball gloves and four balls.

"All of a sudden," Pelt writes, "it was Christmas morning."

He and his roommate immediately went out in front of the latrine trailers, in 20-degree weather, and played frozen-fingered catch for an hour, grinning like 8-year-olds.

"And this ...

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