Young Rangers fan writes note to Angels over Tyler Skaggs’ passing
A young Texas Rangers fan penned a touching note to the Los Angeles Angels organization over the sudden death of Tyler Skaggs, a gesture that demonstrates how the pitcher’s passing has impacted baseball fans across the league.
Ava, the young daughter of Rangers fan Brandon West, was set to attend her first game at Globe Life Park on Monday night, but the game was of course postponed after Skaggs was found dead in his Southlake, Texas, hotel room earlier in the day.
pic.twitter.com/JEGF0D3kL0— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) July 1, 2019
Upon learning why the game was canceled, Ava took time to write a sympathy letter to the Angels organization. Her father later shared it on Twitter.
I was supposed to take my daughter to her first @Rangers game tonight. Unfortunately, tragedy struck and the game was cancelled. She wrote the @Angels a letter. It’s amazing to see the kindness in kids’ hearts, while not fully understanding the situation. @EmilyJonesMcCoy pic.twitter.com/EKv9iIZvpD— Brandon West (@bhwest68) July 2, 2019
Details remain relatively scarce concerning the nature of Skaggs’ tragic passing as the investigation into it remains ongoing. Neither foul play nor suicide is believed to be the cause of Skaggs’ death, and it may be some time before a final determination is reached.
The Angels organization, not to mention all of Major League Baseball, continue to process and mourn Skaggs’ death, with touching tributes, fond memories and heartfelt sympathies being expressed from every corner of the league.
The Angels and the Rangers returned to the field Tuesday night after Monday’s postponement. While the Angels prevailed with a 9-4 win, it was not done without understandably heavy hearts.
Forever in our hearts. pic.twitter.com/ic7FPPaQR2— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) July 3, 2019
West noted in his tweet how his daughter’s note illustrates the inherent innocence of children.
“It’s amazing to see the kindness in kids’ hearts, while not fully understanding the situation,” he wrote.