Tribe starter Josh Tomlin makes kids’ day during Euclid school visit

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On Tuesday morning, starting pitcher Josh Tomlin took to the classroom to participate in a question and answer session in an eighth grade classroom at Our Lady of the Lake School in Euclid.

Eighth grade student Joseph Muzina recently won the Northeast Ohio Media Group’s Newspaper in Education (NEOMG) program’s poetry contest with an impressive haiku. His creative writing skills earned his entire class a visit with Tomlin as well as an autograph session and photo opportunities.

Tomlin agreed to stop into the school’s other eighth grade class to sign autographs and take pictures. He even took several selfies with the eighth graders and laughed when one particular student commented on his “swag” and asked him to sign his name in her yearbook.

Tomlin fielded numerous questions from the class, discussing topics from his background in hunting to his recent recovery from Tommy John surgery. Asked for advice on the transition from grade school to high school, Tomlin told the students to be themselves and not to try and be someone new or different.

It’s safe to say Tomlin will have a handful of eighth grade fans cheering for him when he takes the mound at Baltimore on Thursday.

–TribeVibe contributor Megan Golden

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