Tuesday, April 17, 2007

No baseball talk tonight. I just wanted to offer my prayers and support to the families and friends of the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre. 32 lives were senselessly lost to a madman.

We had to deal with a bit of a unique situation here. As many of you who visit this site know, both of my kids were born in South Korea. When we heard that the shooter was also born in South Korea, we knew that we had to talk to the kids about the situation before they heard about it from someone else.

We tried to explain to them that a terrible thing had happened and that a lot of people had been hurt and killed. We then told them that the man who had done it was from their home country. A. and I explained to them that the fact that he had done this horrible thing had nothing to do with the fact that he was Korean. He could have been any person, any nationality. It was just a coincidence that he was Korean, and in the unlikely event someone said something to them about it, they should tell them the same thing.

It was a tough day, in more ways than one. Give your loved ones a hug tonight.


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