Ben Humbert, a freshman pitcher on the Gophers baseball team, had an idea Tuesday. He wanted a PlayStation 4 for the team. So he did something you and I probably wouldn't do. He tweeted to Twins pitcher and ex-Gopher Glen Perkins.
"I thought it would be awesome if we could score a PS4 for our new locker room because we love to game outside of playing baseball," Humbert said in an e-mail. "I've never met or talked to Perk before but I knew that he was an alumni and a huge supporter of Gopher baseball. So I took a shot."
The shot was good. About 20 minutes later, Perkins tweeted to Humbert, who was a three-sport athlete in International Falls, "done. have fun. good luck this year to you all."
Perkins explained why he did it.
"Every once in a while someone sends me a tweet asking for something," he said. "Sometimes it just seems like the right thing to do. That school and the people there did a lot for me. I thought about how awesome it would be if something like that happened when I was there, and really it didn't take much thought at all."
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