KANSAS CITY -- Alex Gordon worked late at Kauffman Stadium on Friday night, but turning off the alarm clock and sleeping in Saturday morning simply wasn't an option.
The Royals' Gold Glove left fielder had an important 10:35 a.m. appointment to support a cause that is near and dear to his heart. Right on schedule, Gordon arrived at the Mid-America Sports Complex in suburban Johnson County to salute a cluster of wide-eyed youth baseball players who have gathered for the inaugural Alex Gordon Classic. which is raising funds for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and the fight against childhood cancer.
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