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Sacrifices made, but fans persevere

Originally Published: July 17, 2009
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

Ever since he was a little boy, Dallas Keuchel always knew where his dad was sitting in the stands. The hard-throwing lefty from the University of Arkansas started a ritual in which he'd walk to the dugout, after warm-ups, and tip his hat as his dad tipped back.

When Keuchel went to college, finding his parents in the stands wasn't always as easy. His father, Dennis, lost his full-time job at a nursery, and the family has been scraping by in their hometown of Tulsa, Okla. But the ...

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