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Remember this amazing photo if this young Justin Verlander fan grows up to be a baseball star

(Photo: Katelyn Mulcahy (via @JustinVerlander))

For many wide-eyed kids at the ballpark, the dream of being a baseball star is what it's all about. That dream is behind all those warm summer nights playing catch in the backyard or staging a pickup game at the park down the street, imagining all kinds of exciting scenarios.

Getting a close-up glimpse of your baseball heroes doing what they do best is one of the best parts of going to a game. As Astros right-hander Justin Verlander warmed up prior to his start against the A's earlier this week, a young fan watched on in awe, and a photographer was nearby to capture the magic.

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This, my friends, is what it's all about.

Remember this photo if this kid ends up with his own baseball career down the line.