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The Athletics will wear a patch tonight to honor the passing of Pat Neshek’s son

Oct 6, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

Announced via the team’s Twitter account, the Athletics will wear this patch on their uniforms for tonight’s game against the Tigers to honor the passing of Pat Neshek‘s newborn son, Gehrig John Neshek.


Gehrig John died Wednesday less than 24 hours after his birth. Despite the tragedy, Neshek is on the A’s roster for the ALDS.

  1. sharkcity408 - Oct 6, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    Breaks my heart. So sad.

  2. husky2score - Oct 6, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    I’m rooting for Neshek. He must be going through a really tough time right now.
    Also, what a great name, Gehrig. It really is unfortunate and sad this had to happen to the Neshek family.

    • approvenothing - Oct 6, 2012 at 6:50 PM

      Who are the pitiful assholes who thumbs downs comments wshing a family well after such a tragedy. Damn liberals…

      • supersnappy - Oct 6, 2012 at 9:47 PM

        Why end that with “Damn Liberals”? I’m not trying to be snarky (this thread is no place for that), I really want to know why, thanks

      • approvenothing - Oct 6, 2012 at 10:43 PM

        Because i knew alot of people would not take the time to realize that i was joking. Quite a few of you arent bright enough to realize that. Ah well…

  3. husky2score - Oct 6, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    For all of you losers putting thumbs down, you’re telling NBC that you have no lives and don’t care about anything. Also, if your putting a thumbs down for laughter for all of your other friends who have no lives, nobody is laughing. Show some respect for the people that do care about such horrible tragedies.

  4. moseskkim - Oct 6, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    This shows family and life transcend sports. What good is money and fame if you lose your life. Prayers go out to the neshek family.
    And let people thumb down what they want. U can’t change them. Can only give our own sincere thoughts and prayers and that’s what really counts.

  5. cur68 - Oct 7, 2012 at 3:25 AM

    He went out there and did his job, still mourning for his boy. May not be the most important job in the world but it was his to do and his wife was there with him to see it. Lose a game? So what. Lose your child? Nothing compares. But you still gotta get up the next day and do something. Good for them. A tip of the Blue Jays Cap to the Nesheks.

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