Something happened to the Oakland A's family on Wednesday that put the joy of winning the AL West and making the playoffs in the proper perspective. A's reliever Pat Neshek and his wife, Stephanee, suffered a tragedy when their newborn son died less than 24 hours after being born.
While his teammates were celebrating a playoff spot, Neshek, who had left the team on Tuesday to be with his wife during the childbirth, tweeted the following:
"Please pray for my family. Tonight my wife & I lost our first & only son 23 hours after he was born with no explanation."
That tweet came just a few hours after Neshek had excitedly tweeted the news of the birth, including a photo of his newborn son, named Gehrig John Neshek.