A Sad Day in Cardinal Nation


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.

Kolten Wong @KoltenWong 6m6 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

Randal Grichuk @RGrich15 10m10 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.

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