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Growing Up in Kaline's Corner

Kaline is an infielder for the Whitecaps this year

Colin Kaline is used to being asked about his grandfather. It's no wonder why when your grandpa's name is Al Kaline. The elder Kaline played 22 years for the Detroit Tigers, now works for the organization in the front office and became a member of the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. But you would be mistaken if you thought the young infielder grew up much different from anyone else.

"A lot of people ask about growing up with my grandpa but it was kind of normal," said a relaxed and down to earth Colin Kaline. "He was a grandfather first and he and my grandmother were just like any other grandpa and grandma. They were always there for me offering support and it was always really nice to have someone like that in your corner that you could turn to if you started to struggle... Recommended Stories

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