I try to steer clear of serious issues on this blog. I try to keep it fun. Baseball, baseball, and more baseball. But, early this morning I saw something that hurt my heart.
Not long after the Oakland A's captured the AL West title, something went very wrong.
Pat Neshek and his wife Stephanee lost their baby boy, Gehrig, who had been born the previous night.
Neshek is a reliever who Oakland acquired in early August from the Orioles.
Gehrig was the couple's first child.
No one knows why these things happen. They are certainly a test of faith.
I have four healthy, beautiful daughters. I can't begin to fathom the pain of losing a child.
I will keep Pat & Stephanee Neshek in my prayers. You should too.