Former Rangers pitcher Pat Mahomes was sure his son would thrive in baseball, not football

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January 9, 2019 - 9:44 AM

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes warms up before a game against the Seattle Seahawks on Dec. 23, 2018, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS

FORT WORTH, Texas — Having Patrick Mahomes run around the fields at the former spring training home of the Texas Rangers in Port Charlotte, Fla., was a giant nothing.

He was just a cute 5-year-old kid throwing a baseball to his daddy in spring training, and hanging out with the Texas Rangers during the season.

By the time Pat Mahomes was a Ranger in 2001, he already had his son, Patrick, accustomed to being around big-league fields, beginning with the New York Mets.

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