On Josh Hancock, 1978–2007

A lovely eulogy for Josh Hancock, along with a commentary on the strange nature of fandom, from Will Leitch of Deadspin.

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  • It’s not unlikely he was decapitated from the impact, and witnesses said he had been drinking at Mike Shannon’s.
    Sad.

    I'm Bill McNeal April 30, 2007, 10:05 pm
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch continues to report that Josh probably was hammered when he crashed.
    Also hints that teammates and La Russa knew he had a drinking problem.
    I hope La Russa (especially given his DUI) and MLB use this as a soap box to point out the dangers of drunken driving.
    This is very sad, and turning a blind eye didn’t help anyone.

    I'm Bill McNeal May 1, 2007, 6:52 pm

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