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Kaiser Carlile was the sparkplug behind Liberal Bee Jays baseball

It took a mere two months of summer baseball with the Liberal Bee Jays for 9-year-old Kaiser Carlile to wiggle his way deep into the hearts of the players and coaching staff. Maybe it was Kaiser's constant smile despite the heat or a difficult game. Maybe it was his endless energy as he hopped over and under players on the team bus during road trips. "Kaiser will always hold a special place in my heart," said Bee Jays catcher Brady Cox during Monday's news conference dedicated to the memory of Kaiser. "I'll never step on the field and not think of him." Kaiser, the Bee Jays' 9-year-old bat boy, died Sunday. He was struck in the head with a...

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