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UPDATE: Daniel Bard’s missing friend found alive, unharmed

May 29, 2011, 9:29 AM EDT

Matt Hill

SATURDAY: Red Sox setup man Daniel Bard asked reporters today for their assistance in spreading the word in an effort to find his childhood friend Matt Hill, who was last seen in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.

A Facebook page, Find Matt Hill, has been set up with the details.

The 26-year-old Hill, a groomsman in Bard’s wedding, grew up with Bard in North Carolina.  Bard called his disappearance “extremely out of character.”

Police are also searching for Hill’s car, a 1996 black Honda CX with a D.C. license plate: DT-2747.

UPDATE: Matt Hill has been found alive and unharmed. He “left under his own volition,” according to the Find Matt Hill official Twitter account.

  1. baseballisboring - May 28, 2011 at 10:56 PM

    Ughhhhhhh god this sounds ugly…I hope it doesn’t turn out that way…

  2. nixonotis - May 29, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    There seems to be an abundance of bad news lately. From Bryan Stow to Gary Carter to Mr. Hill, I’ve really had my fill of tragedy at this point. I really hope this story has a happy ending, we could all use it.

  3. Old Gator - May 29, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Tuesday??? Oh brother….

    Okay. Adult friend decides to take off on Tuesday. Met a chick. Met a guy – whatever turns him on. Decided he needed a walk in the mountains.

    Two days later, his pal is sounding alarms and freaking everyone out.

    Unless the guy has some kind of special problem that hasn’t been disclosed, isn’t that a bit much?

  4. Old Gator - May 29, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Uh – and oh yeah, there were some baseball games last night. A fire at Dodger Stadium. Stuff like that. Anyone want to talk about them?

    • paperlions - May 29, 2011 at 10:42 AM

      McCourt trying to collect insurance money to meet June payroll?

      • Old Gator - May 29, 2011 at 11:49 AM

        Let me guess: he tried to block the plate and Jamie’s lawyer, who should have tried a hook slide, knocked him flat on his ass and he broke something?

      • paperlions - May 29, 2011 at 11:54 AM

        Yeah, that’s exactly it….it definitely wasn’t an allusion to McCourt trying to burn down the stadium, nope, that would have been obtuse.

  5. Old Gator - May 29, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    It’s just that health insurance companies are so much more sympathetic to their policyholders than fire insurance companes…..

    • paperlions - May 29, 2011 at 12:13 PM

      Mayhaps, especially considering the fact that upon review of the video they would have noticed that a hook slide wasn’t even necessary and a direct slide at the plate was all that was required.

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