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Pat Neshek’s newborn son passes away 23 hours after his birth

On Wednesday, a heartwarming story emerged about how Oakland A’s relief pitcher Pat Neshek went from celebrating a playoff berth with the team to racing cross-country to witness the birth of his son in Florida.

Tragically, the story has a heart-wrenching ending: Neshek tweeted Wednesday night that little Gehrig John Neshek had passed away, a mere 23 hours after his birth.

One can hardly fathom — in particular anyone with children of their own — the sort of pain, shock and unimaginable sadness the Neshek family is suffering through at this time.

Please keep the Nesheks in your thoughts and prayers as they go through perhaps the most traumatic, devastating and heartbreaking experience a parent — or any person — can possibly imagine.