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Elliot Johnson played catch with fans in the parking lot

Yankees Rays Baseball

Tampa Bay Rays’ Elliot Johnson wtches the final out against the New York Yankees during a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Johnson made an error in the seventh inning that allowed two New York Yankees runs to score. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)


Just got an email from reader Chris Bell, relating a cool story about Rays infielder Elliot Johnson, bro:

Prior to the Rays game last night, I was with a few buddies tailgating in the parking lot. Out of the blue I posted a tweet to Elliot Johnson that I was in the lot, and to come out and play catch. He comes out into the lot, in full game gear minus the jersey (with a glove and a ball) and plays catch with us ... after the game we were behind the dugout, Elliot spots us and tosses us a few game balls. What a great experience, Elliot couldn’t have been a nicer guy.

The video can be seen here. Very, very cool on the part of Johnson.