A’s ‘adopt’ 6-year-old Blue Jays fan devastated by Lawrie trade
The story of 6-year-old Amelia’s struggle with fanhood adversity has become even more uplifting thanks to the Oakland Athletics’ "adoption" of the girl.
In December, young Amelia suffered an emotional breakdown when the young Blue Jays fan learned that the Jays had traded away her favorite player, third-baseman Brett Lawrie (plus prospects) to the A’s for Josh Donaldson.
In this thoughtful (and PR-savvy) holiday card, the A’s promised Amelia to take good care of Lawrie, and also sent her some green and gold swag.
— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) January 6, 2015