Thursday, November 9, 2017


We're reading about a lot of death lately. I hate it.  Read about Roy Halladay in ROY HALLADAY IS DEAD. Now there is a new one and it involves a young kid with a dream.

Photo: Baseball America
Daniel Flores, a Red Sox prospect has died of complications during cancer treatment. He was 17 years old. That's 2 years older than my oldest kid.  I can't imagine this. has this:

"The Red Sox delivered some devastating news on Wednesday, announcing that 17-year-old Minor League catcher Daniel Flores has died due to complications during treatment for cancer.

Flores was Boston's top international signing from last July, as the club signed him to a $3.1 million deal with visions that he could one day be the team's No. 1 catcher.

'Everyone at the Red Sox was shocked to hear of Daniel's tragic passing,' Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said in a statement. 'To see the life of a young man with so much promise cut short is extremely saddening for all of us. On behalf of the Red Sox organization, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to Daniel's family.'"

Photo: El
That statement says it all.  That's someone's kid.  Now, gone.

Hug your children every day.  This one hits me hard...

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