Friday, July 29, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
When I woke up this morning I planned on going to work, enjoying my Friday night and start the weekend right. After work I might have wrote a sports minute like I tend to do before each weekend, but today was different. Last night, at Texas Rangers Stadium tragedy struck. Josh Hamilton through a ball up to Shannon Stone and his six year old son. Stone, a 39-year old fireman reached for the ball, lost his balance, fell Twenty-feet and hit the ground below. Stone was conscious and even talking to paramedics at first saying, "Take care of my son, He's all alone up there!" He did have a severe head injury and he went into cardiac arrest by the time he made it to the hospital. He passed away moments later. Shannon Stone is survived by his wife Jenny and his six year old son Connor.
Today was so different because something as innocent as taking your son to a baseball game could end up tragic. We, as human beings do not know what is coming next and that is why we need to cherish every moment because we truly never know when it will be our last. I think it is a time for major league baseball and really everyone involved in sports to realize how precious life can be. I cannot imagine how Jenny (Shannon's wife) feels. Her husband was just being a good father, taking his son to a baseball game and this is something that will be hard to get over. Live life to the fullest because you never know when it is going to end. It ended for Shannon, about 40 years before it should have.
|Police look over the railing that Shannon Stone fell from.|
Photo Courtesy of Jeffery Washington