Breaking news today as reports became official that Edinson Volquez father passed away today in the Dominican Republic.
Could you imagine? Two of the toughest days in a man’s life, the passing of his father and starting Game 1 of the World Series happen to fall on the same day for Volquez. His father was suffering from heart disease.
Reports say that his father passed away just before game time. A source told Associated Press that Edinson Volquez was not aware of his father’s passing before taking the mound tonight.
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) October 28, 2015
Some reports like the one from NBC Sports stated the Volquez was notified on his way to the park. Obviously information going around everywhere tonight and we won’t know the full story until after the game when Edinson speaks about it.
Royals starter Edinson Volquez is pitching after learning of his father's death on the way to the ballpark. https://t.co/6kjz1mq2ve
— HardballTalk (@HardballTalk) October 28, 2015
Regardless, I can’t even imagine hat is going through that man’s mind and body at this point in time. Thoughts and prayers with the Volquez family