Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Brooks Raley says the shooting in Texas on Tuesday hit very close to home for him ... revealing Wednesday he actually attended Robb Elementary School as a kid growing up in Uvalde.
"I walked those halls," the 33-year-old reliever told media members at his locker. "I can't imagine what they experienced yesterday."
"I walked those halls. I can’t imagine the experience yesterday."
The shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas hits home for @RaysBaseball pitcher Brooks Raley.
"And you pray for them, and your thoughts are with them."
Raley -- who moved out of Uvalde as a teenager to go to college at Texas A&M -- called the community surrounding Robb Elementary "small" and "close-knit" ... and added that he's really feeling for them.