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Posted 4/14/12 at 12:51 AM

Mariners fan steals second, earns moment with dad

Every once in a while, something you see at the ballpark will make you cry.

Usually it's a postseason walk-off homer by your favorite player or a ceremonial first pitch by your childhood idol, but on Friday night in Seattle, it was something far more important.

Young fan Kyle Smerer thought he was just getting a chance to run onto Safeco Field, but when he got to second base, he was surprised by a man dressed as an umpire - his dad, 1st Sgt. Steven Smerer fresh off a tour in Afghanistan.

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