A couple of days ago, tragedy struck the Stone family at a Texas Rangers game. Shannon Stone, a 39 year old firefighter was doing what every father would do for his son at a ball game, he even stopped by the sporting goods store to pick up a new glove in hope that maybe they could catch one off of their favourite player, Josh Hamilton. That’s just what happened. Josh Hamilton threw one to him and Shannon Stone, leaned over to make the catch but fell over the railing as his young son Cooper watched.
We’ve all watched the tragedy unfold on clips or as we watched the game. I think it’s right by not showing further footage of the tragedy. It was a sad day for everyone. It was a sad day for baseball.
I think what hit home so much was I’d do the same thing for our son Darcy. It’s something every father would do.
Our hearts go out to Cooper and his family.