Since the growth of Twitter, it has allowed fans and players to connect like never before. One Kansas City Royals fan sent a tweet to Royals rookie reliever Brandon Finnegan, asking him if he could hook him up with playoff tickets.

Nicholas Knappe, the fan who sent the request, got a response a little more than an hour later from Finnegan. In fact, he got more than what he asked.

Finnegan asked if he and his girlfriend could attend Tuesday’s game in Kansas City. Knappe responded and said yes. Finnegan added that he could snag two more tickets.

But that is not where it ends.

Due to Game 3 being rained out, Finnegan followed up with Knappe on Monday afternoon to see if he could attend a game on another day. Knappe was appreciative of Finnegan for helping out and offered to take him out for dinner in Kansas City. However, Finnegan said he did not have to pay for it and will cover dinner himself instead.

The Twitter conversation between Knappe and Finnegan went viral today. Knappe heard about the positive reception from the public and tweeted his thoughts.

In addition to the Royals receiving a lot of positive hype from the media and being labeled as America’s team, this is another positive story for the Royals.

Finnegan became the first player from the 2014 MLB draft to be promoted to the majors. He struck out three players against the Oakland Athletics on September 30 in the AL Wild Card Game. On October 3, during Game 2 of the American League Divisional Series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Finnegan came on in relief and won, becoming the youngest relief pitcher in Royals postseason history to earn a win.

The Royals and Baltimore Orioles play Game 3 tonight and will have Game 4 tomorrow afternoon, both at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals lead the series 2-0.


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