Thursday, August 21, 2003

Little Nicolas Close, 11, who was on Ethan's Expos Little League team I coached this past spring, was accidentally shot through the head by his older brother. They didn't know the gun was loaded. Nicolas died. He would have begun the 6th grade.

Nicolas was a tiny, slightly built kid with a big heart. He played like he was 10 feet tall. Sweet, coachable, magic. Dead. Sometimes the world is so ridiculous ... Yet another crisis in faith.