05.01.07

Post-Dispatch Buries Hancock Before The Funeral

Posted in Baseball at 12:25 am by

The Cards were dominated Monday night by former teammate Jeff Suppan (complete game, 117 pitches, 5 K’s, 1 earned run) in Milwaukee’s 7-1 win, a day after the fatal crash that took the life of St. Louis reliever Josh Hancock. Earlier today, ESPN reported that Hancock had been involved in a car accident at 5:30 am Thursday morning, while the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Jake Wagman went a step or two further. Wagman ran quotes from two persons who refused to give their last names, claiming that Hancock a) was drunk and incoherent less than two hours before the accident that claimed his life Sunday morning, and b) he’d been fined by Tony La Russa after “drinking all night” on Wednesday and turning up late for the following afternoon’s matinee.

Assuming you don’t have a problem with the Post-Dispatch allowing (nearly) anonymous sources to speak ill of the dead, would it be wrong to conclude there’s a boozy culture surrounding the Redbirds that needs addressing?

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