On Monday, the Oakland Athletics clinched a playoff spot, and just a few hours later pitcher Pat Neshek's wife went into labor. Neshek flew to Florida and was with his wife when she gave birth to a baby boy.
Last night, Neshek's son passed away just 23 hours after his birth. All of this played out in heartbreaking fashion on Pat Neshek's Twitter feed:
Thinking of the long nights in AAA, my TJ surgery & the days when I thought it was over..Makes this the sweetest playoff birth of my career!— Pat Neshek (@PatNeshek) October 2, 2012
Please pray for my family.Tonight my wife & I lost our first & only son 23 hours after he was born with no explanation.— Pat Neshek (@PatNeshek) October 4, 2012