Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Some things to note...

It's been a year since the death of Josh Hancock and things have changed in the St. Louis clubhouse for the better.

Dean Hancock made some comments.
Dean Hancock, father of Cardinals reliever Josh Hancock, said he looks forward to the day he will visit Busch Stadium and see the memorials to his son.

On the anniversary of Hancock's death in an alcohol-related traffic accident, his father said he "couldn't imagine an organization and a city being more supportive in an unfortunate situation, and that has meant a lot."

"Not a day goes by that I don't think of him and remember something about him that I miss so much," Hancock said Tuesday from his office in Tupelo, Miss.[...]

The club's marking of the anniversary was subdued.

Dean Hancock said that in the weeks after his son's death more than $50,000 was donated in his son's name to the Children's Health Education Center in Tupelo, a $6 million project that Dean has spearheaded as president of the Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi. Dean said there may be something to memorialize Josh at the center.

"He was one of the guys you came to the park looking forward to see," said reliever Brad Thompson. "He had that effect on people. He was one of the guys, and I miss that."

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