As I began this evening to relax and watch the World Series, I got a text that Oscar Taveras died today in a horrible car crash that also took the life of his girlfriend. My heart just broke when I read the message. I couldn’t believe it. I then went on Twitter and saw the flood messages from my friends that Taveras died. The reports coming out of the Dominican Republic says he had veered off the road. I am asking all of the Cardinals fans that reads my blog to wear your Cardinal Red tomorrow in mourning of his young life. My son Gabe and I enjoyed sitting in right field watching Oscar run down a fly ball with ease. The highlight of his career came in Game 2 of the NLCS against the Giants when he hit a pinch-hit solo home run. His smiles and laughter will remain as a remembrance of Oscar’s presence in the clubhouse. Here are a few words from Oscar’s friends.
@KoltenWong 6 minutes ago
Wow! My heart truly hurts to hear the passing of Oscar! I’ve played with him every year and we truly lost a great person
@RGrich15 10 minutes ago
So sad to hear about Oscar. My prayers go out to his family. In complete shock.. So sad.. Life isn’t fair
My prayers and thoughts go out to the families of Oscar’s and his girlfriend. May God’s grace help with the families tragic loss.