Sometimes in the business of life, we forget to slow down and actually remember that life is fragile. Recently it was Cory Lidle who was taken way too young. Now, word is that it could be Erik Walker. Walker was boating in the New River near the Virginia/NC state line. Word is that Walker and his female companion flipped. She made it to shore to call rescue. As of now, he has not been found. These situations never seem to turn out right. Hopefully this is the exception. ~ FULL STORY

If you have no clue who Erik Walker is, he is a relief pitcher drafted in the 20th round in the most recent draft by the Rays. He was a Senior out of UNC Charlotte. In limited time in the big leagues because of when he was drafted, Walker managed twenty appearances. In that time, his numbers were: 3-1 with an ERA of 0.41 and a WHIP of 0.64. Granted, he was in low A ball. He’s not a guy that would probably be very valuable in a baseball sense, but all people are valuable in a human sense.

I said a prayer for Walker today. You ought to do the same.

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