Saturday, April 13, 2013

Brian Cole





I read about Mets' prospect Brian Cole a few years ago. I didn't recall his story when I read about him. His death in 2001 came during a time that I was not following the game at all. His history, and his tragic loss prompted me to find a card of the guy. This is a shiny, sparkly Fleer something-or-other from 2001.

If you are not familiar with the Brian Cole story I encourage you to find the Baseball Preview issue of Sports Illustrated or glance at one of these articles from the New York Times or the Sarasota Herald.

Albert Pujols speaks of Cole as one would speak of a baseball all time great. It's a touching story. I hope you get a chance to read it.