I can't say I am a fan of Brown's work but this article about the one-year anniversary kinda got me worked up. Its a short article, maybe 800 words but has some intimate details revolving around Bobby Wilson, Eddie Bane and Mike Butcher. Check it out HERE.
Here is a quote from the article in case you're not entirely convinced on reading it:
Butcher, the pitching coach, received a text from Nick’s father, Jim, recently. He was wishing him luck for the new season. Many times last season, Butcher would have his wife drop him off at the ballpark, but not at the players’ entrance. He wanted to walk past the flowers and the candles, so she’d pull around the front, leave him there.
I think about his family, hoping they can have peace,” Butcher said. “And I think about him every day."
On a personal note, it's weird....because I can't help but think how it wouldn't have been Palmer on the mound last night but Adenhart if he hadn't died. Bet Nick would've done better than 7 runs on six innings! Anyways, just a thought...