Royals Pitcher Plays In World Series Just Hours After Father Dies — As Announcers & Media Decided To Hide The News From Him
This is so sad!
The World Series is supposed to be a celebratory time for two sports teams competing for the honor of the greatest team.
Unfortunately for Kansas City Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez, the first game was marked with tragedy; his father, Daniel Volquez, passed away hours before the start of the game.
Daniel — who was 63 years old and living in the Dominican Republic — died from complications of a heart condition.
However, Edinson reportedly didn't find out about the passing until after the game. Royals manager Ned Yost said after the game: