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Monday, April 30, 2007
Let’s all welcome Primer origimate, Craig Calcaterra…back to the baseball blogging world.
Josh Hancock’s death sucks. Sucks for his family. Sucks for his teammates. Sucks for anyone that knew and loved him, as anyone’s death does for the people who are left behind.
But we’re not those people, so we’re allowed to reflect for a couple of moments and then get right back to it. We’re allowed to silently wonder whether Hancock—a mop-up reliever with a relatively short tenure with the team—is worthy of the same kind of treatment front-of-the-rotation-starter Daryl Kile received at his untimely passing five years ago. We’ll do it with the appropriate amount of respect, but we’ll wonder.
We’re also allowed to wonder—at least until the autopsy results come back—whether Hancock was driving drunk at the time of his accident. Hey, I don’t know and you don’t know either, and the last thing we should do is engage in innuendo, but the fact remains that the man hit a parked car at a high rate of speed late on a Saturday night, so such speculation is not baseless. Let’s just wait for the evidence to find out.