Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sadness in Baseball

The beginning of the season has started with much sadness.

First, the death of Nick Adenhart, the 22-year-old Los Angeles Angels pitcher killed in a car accident just hours after he pitched in a game, then legendary broadcaster Harry Kalas died before a game, and now Mark “the Bird” Fidrych a rookie sensation for the Detroit Tigers in 1976 died in an accident on his farm. (I remember The Bird as a child growing up outside of Detroit.)

A sport that loves its traditions, is mourning its own. May they all rest in peace.

Father of all, we pray to you for Nick, Harry and Mark, and for all those whom we love but see no longer. Grant to them eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

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