In case you missed the awful news, Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, and former big leaguer Andy Marte, were killed in car accidents in the Dominican Republic earlier this offseason. It’s a terrible tragedy and I don’t think I can offer much in the way of comforting or healing words.
With that said, I have found that – in these situations – focusing on the good tends to make things feel a little bit better, at least until they actually are. So let’s go back-up to just before the 2015 World Series – the Royals second in two years – and see how excited Yordano Ventura was to be there.
I bet it’ll make you smile.
And, of course, the internet is always going to internet – which means there’s obviously an auto-tune remix to Ventura’s prolific words. Just try not to crack a smile:
Oh baby, we won the World Series? Oh baby! pic.twitter.com/N0JwiluSPY
— Shaun Newkirk (@Shauncore) November 2, 2015