Second Stage of Grieving: Anger
Well, the rumors are swirling now about whether Josh was intoxicated when he had his fatal crash. The team is angry and not wanting to answer questions. I don’t blame them. I believe he is innocent until proven otherwise, but things are not looking good.
The Post-Dispatch today reported that Josh had another car accident in Sauget Thursday at 5:30am, but the police did not think he had been drinking. He then was late to Thursday’s game. The Post also quotes a couple in Shannon’s who supposedly overheard Josh tell ESPN reporter Dave Campbell that he was late because he was hungover and that Tony fined him for showing up late and being hungover. Tony does not comment on this and says he wants to talk about baseball. Dave Campbell denies that Josh made those comments. Pat Shannon says she offered to call Josh a taxi on Saturday night but he told her he was only going to walk to a hotel a few blocks away. Yes, evidence is mounting, but there’s still a lot of "he said, she said".
Bernie Miklasz reports that Tony warned the players the media will try to exploit this tragedy, and it’s beginning to look that way. Obviously, the truth will come out and we can deal with it then, and I don’t want to add fuel to the fire but I thought it important to mention these developments.
KMOX has a very dim and distant security camera view of the actual accident. I won’t post that link because I think that is really going too far, and you can’t see anything anyway.
Here’s hoping the Cards are less fuzzy tonight, although I totally understand if they aren’t.