Friday, October 5, 2012
Jokes Aside for a Moment
On Wednesday, A's reliever Pat Neshek and his wife Stephanee lost their one day old son, Gehrig John Neshek. I can only imagine what it is to go through nine months of a pregnancy imagining and planning your future life with your new family only to have those plans and dreams shattered a single day later. Neshek now rejoins his team, an act whose bravery or strength will probably be largely touted over the course of Oakland's ALDS against Detroit. I just hope that as much as our well intentions may compel us to point out Neshek's bravery over and over again, that we also recognize that he probably needs room to grieve more than constant reminders of how brave he is. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Neshek family.