Jeremy Guthrie just wants to play catch with someone (again)
Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie took to Twitter on Friday looking for help with his offseason conditioning (again):
Does anyone in northern Kansas City want to play catch today out to 90 feet? Day 3 of throwing program.- Jeremy Guthrie (@TheRealJGuts) December 13, 2013
One Royals fan with a bit of free time decided to answer the call:
@TheRealJGuts What part of Northern KC? I can be there in 20 minutes.- Daniel Wesley (@DanielSWesley) December 13, 2013
After a few DMs with logistics, Guthrie and the fan, Daniel Wesley, met up and played a bit of catch -- pretty much every baseball fan's dream.
"I just kept telling myself to not act like I'm 12, and to make good throws," Wesley said. "I definitely didn't wake up this morning expecting to play catch with an MLB pitcher."
The two tossed the ball for around 40 minutes, sharing stories about their children and family life. When it was all over, Guthrie gave the fan a signed ball and bat.
Wesley was positively thrilled:
And already started looking to book his next gig:
I get back from my game of catch with Guthrie to find out we signed Infante. Omar, if you need a catch partner, I'm your man. #Royals- Daniel Wesley (@DanielSWesley) December 13, 2013
(h/t MLB.com's Alex Robinson)