Olathe boy describes cushioning Moose’s fall in ALCS Game 3

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An eleven-year-old boy was smiling ear-to-ear Wednesday morning at his elementary school in Olathe, wearing the same jersey her wore Tuesday night when he helped cushion Mike Moustakas as he leaped and crashed into the dug-out suites to catch a fly ball by Orioles Adam Jones.

It was a play watched round-the-world, another glorious play by the Royals team, intent on their place in the World Series; and Max Roberts was right in the middle of the action when Moustakas came over the railing.

“He was coming down. In my head I was like, ‘Oh my gosh! This is awesome,” said Max.

His father was beside him shouting out instructions.

“Let him catch it! Let him catch it!” Max recalls his father saying as Moustakas came in.

Even though it was a late night, on Wednesday morning, Max got up and went to school at Meadow Lane Elementary in Olathe.

“When I walked in everybody started huddling around me, ‘You were on TV! That’s cool!’  So I’m like, “Thank you. That was fun,’ Yeah. Trying to be humble,” he said.

“This is like the coolest baseball thing that’s ever happened in my life,” he said.

Are you going to anymore games, FOX 4’s Rob Collins asked, and Max responded: “If they make it to the World Series, I might!”




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