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Orioles outfielder Travis Snider reunites with No. 1 fan from Pittsburgh

Orioles outfielder Travis Snider meets his biggest fan, 8-year-old Wyatt Anthony, who was dejected when Snider was traded from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Orioles this past offseason. When Snider and the Orioles found out, they sent Anthony a care package and invited him to a game at Camden Yards.
Orioles outfielder Travis Snider meets his biggest fan, 8-year-old Wyatt Anthony, who was dejected when Snider was traded from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Orioles this past offseason. When Snider and the Orioles found out, they sent Anthony a care package and invited him to a game at Camden Yards. (Courtesy of the Orioles)

Eight-year-old Wyatt Anthony's opportunity to reconnect with his favorite player, Orioles outfielder Travis Snider, had to wait one extra day because of Saturday's rainout, but the two reunited before Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader.

Anthony, a Pittsburgh native and Pirates fan who met Snider before a game last year and moved to Thailand for his father's work this past July, has been a fan of Snider since his first full year with the Pirates in 2013.

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His dejection about Snider being traded to the Orioles in the offseason — documented on Twitter and the blog-publishing platform Medium by his father, Ted — reached the Orioles and Snider, who sent him a care package and invited him to a game at Camden Yards.

Snider gave Anthony an autographed game bat inscribed "To Wyatt: My No. 1 fan" and a signed pair of batting gloves.

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Knowing about Snider's well-known appreciation for food, Anthony presented Snider with a book on Thai street food as well as a 10-baht Thai coin and a small Thai wooden elephant that is a symbol of good luck.

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