Even I’m too sensitive to make light of this story.
I know minor league baseball is hugely rooted in wacky promotions and theme nights. I get that. But I feel the same now as I did when I first heard about this man-traded-for-bats story: Why so cruel? Yeah, it grabs some headlines for your po-dunk minor league squad, but c’mon now. Act with some humanity.
Not saying the trade caused this untimely death. But it sure as hell didn’t help it.