Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill authored an absolute must-read of an article for The Players’ Tribune regarding his late son, Brooks Hill. I will warn: you should cry reading this.
“When you’re grieving, it’s easy to blame yourself and sabotage your own well-being, but you just absolutely have to try and remember to be kind to yourself.”
For Rich Hill, coping with an unimaginable loss presented a challenge like no other.https://t.co/lAiMF0J24T
— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) April 30, 2019
Rich Hill is already a fan favorite for the Dodgers but he does maintain a significant following outside of the club.
The fact that Rich Hill has had the career arc that he has had is really symbolic of his entire life, including this instance. After reading stuff like that, you have to cheer for the guy even more. Hearing the account in his own words is beyond powerful.
Hill deserves endless respect for having the ability to come forward with a story on this emotional level. Many players around the league acknowledged Hill and his family on Twitter, including Brewers’ second baseman.
All the respect in the world to Rich Hill. An absolutely unreal human being and friend! https://t.co/7rAW34AGAv
— Travis Shaw (@travis_shaw21) April 30, 2019
Rich Hill is a tremendous human being and this only shows that. The story of Brooks Hill is one that demonstrates something that often gets lost inside the game of baseball; the players maintain their own lives and baseball is just a game at the end of the day. No doubt this experience made Rich Hill stronger as a man and more motivated as a pitcher.