The 2011 MLB playoffs got under way on Friday and there was already a great moment prior to any games having started.
The Texas Rangers invited 6-year-old fan Cooper Stone to throw out the Ceremonial First Pitch to his favorite player, Josh Hamilton. If you aren’t aware Cooper’s father Shannon Stone fell to his death at the Ballpark in Arlington earlier this summer.
Great work from the Texas Rangers here. Also kudos to the crowd. As always you can leave a comment here, reach me by e-mail or .
Shannon Stone was a firefighter in Brownwood, Texas. There has been a fund established for the family by the city of Brownwood. You can find more information here. The Texas Rangers have also created a fund. There is more information available on their website.
“All of us at Major League Baseball are shocked and saddened over the tragic death of Mr. Stone last evening. Our thoughts and prayers are with his son and his entire family. Major League Baseball has the utmost sensitivity to the safety of all the fans that come to our ballparks. Our players are encouraged to be fan-friendly and we will carefully review this incident with our clubs to continue to ensure a safe environment for our fans.”
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