I know I should be celebrating Wandy’s outstanding performance, the Astros winning 5 in a row, Matsui getting his BA above my weight and Bourn getting his BA abover my husband’s weight, but I’m grieving because I’ve just lost a very dear friend, the great writer John Brattain.
John was just 44 (in January) and died after a long illness, but just the same, it reinforces that only the good die young. He helped and encouraged me in my writing since the beginning of this blog, promoted my work, helped me understand, made me laugh and made me love baseball and writing about it even more.
He was a Canadian, a Montreal Expos fan (and a Blue Jays fan) and an exceptional human being – one of the nicest, kindest people it has ever been my privilege to know.
He was a prolific, excellent writer.
The world is a sadder place for his loss.