@patneshek As I cheered for your team today, I cry for your family tonight. Baseball’s for another day. You and your wife are in my prayers.
— newballpark (@newballpark) October 4, 2012
A’s reliever Pat Neshek left the team to go on paternity leave, as his wife Stephanee gave birth Tuesday. Their son, Gehrig John, passed away 23 hours after birth with no explanation as to why. We can talk about the team’s and individuals’ struggles. Nothing compares to the loss of a child. Baseball can wait. It’s time to grieve, and to heal.