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Thanks to his sign (and Alex Cora), a young Mookie Betts fan had the best birthday ever

Magical things can happen at the ballpark -- even hours before the game. All you have to do is be a kid with a sign and be the recipient of some incredible good fortune.

It also helps if it's your birthday.

A young man at Kauffman Stadium before Tuesday's Red Sox-Royals game really wanted to meet Mookie Betts. Perched around the field during batting practice, manager Alex Cora caught sight of his sign, and -- like a nightclub bouncer ushering you past the red velvet rope while nobody sees what's happening -- made magic happen:

I feel bad for the kid's parents from here on out, because no birthday present is ever going to live up to this one.