The Baltimore Orioles and the rest of baseball were saddened yesterday when it was announced that former big leaguers Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo were killed in a car accident. Valbuena was 33. Castillo was 37. The duo were playing in the Venezuelan league, and the accident occurred after they left University Stadium in Caracas.
I feel as if everytime we turn around each off season, there’s another player being killed in a similar manner. That of course being car accidents. I suppose it just goes to show you that circumstances don’t discriminate between rich, poor, famous, or not famous. Our lives are very precarious, and they can be ended on a wham.
Any and all who knew and loved these two are in my thoughts. I know that I say that on behalf of the entire Orioles family – players, employees, and fans.