“A face full of nachos and cheese . . . salsa . . . beer went flying”


This past Saturday I was at Comerica Park watching a Tigers game, sharing a Mucho Nachos plate with my brother, complete with the pulled pork and the jalapenos and everything. We were sitting in a place where a foul ball could’ve easily come by, destroyed our nachos and changed our lives forever. But we were spared.

This man in Pittsburgh? Not so lucky.

It’s a sobering and sometimes paralyzing experience to see tragedy befall someone else and realize that it could just as easily have befallen you. When your time is up it’s up and God plays no favorites, but it’s easier to not think about the horrors which could visit us all, without a moment’s notice.

Hug your kids tighter today, my friends. Make every moment and every nacho count.

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Phils’ Hoskins tears knee, expected to miss significant time

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins needs surgery for a torn ACL after injuring his left knee Thursday fielding a grounder in a spring training game and is expected to miss a significant amount of time.

The Phillies did not say when Hoskins would have the surgery or exactly how long the slugging first baseman might be sidelined.

Hoskins hit 30 homers with 79 RBIs last season for the reigning National League champions.

He was backing up to play a chopper on Thursday when the ball popped out of his glove. Sooner after, he fell to the ground and began clutching his left knee. Teammates gathered around him before he was taken off of the field.

Hoskins, a free agent at the end of the season who turned 30 last week, hit six homers in Philadelphia’s playoff run last season. The Phillies lost to the Houston Astros in the World Series.

The injury was another blow for the Phillies, who will be without top pitching prospect Andrew Painter for another few weeks because of a sprained ligament in his right elbow. And slugger Bryce Harper isn’t expected back until around the All-Star break after undergoing Tommy John surgery in November.