Saturday, June 30, 2012

Peavy honors Akerfelds

On behalf of Jake Peavy, a public relations agent sent the following release to this blog this morning:

"Jake Peavy will start against the New York Yankees today with a heavy heart following the death last Sunday of his longtime friend and mentor, San Diego Padres bullpen coach, Darrel 'AK' Akerfelds, who lost his 19-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Peavy has announced he will contribute $100 for every strikeout thrown in every Major League Baseball game today, Saturday, June 30, 2012, which will go toward pancreatic cancer research in honor of AK."

May every pitcher today, therefore, channel his inner Nolan Ryan, and every hitter summon his inner Dave Kingman, and every plate umpire do his best Eric Gregg.

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