Baseball season is winding down and fans of the Chicago Cubs and White Sox are anxiously waiting to see which teams will qualify for the post season. In the coming week, however, a star player for one of those teams will likely be absent from his position at shortstop. His absence will not be due to injury or illness, but rather grief as he copes with the devastation of a tragic car accident.
Three friends and one relative of Cubs player Starlin Castro were killed when their car was struck by a truck's trailer. The accident happened in Castro's native Dominican Republic. The four men, as well as Castro's brother who was traveling in a different vehicle, were planning to go fishing.