I got to know Roger and Robie when my daughter, Anna, was in the hospital. He would send me private messages of encouragement as I navigated through that very difficult time. I also appreciated the donations he would make to All Children's Hospital whenever Anna and my other kids did their annual walk-a-thon at school. One story I'd like to share was when he and the Lakeland gang were in Clearwater for a game many years ago. My 8 year old son ran over to the dugout and came back with a baseball bat and the biggest smile on his face. Shawn Roof had seen my boy with his Tigers' gear and gave him his bat. My son wanted his autograph, but unfortunately later on, Shawn was plunked on the head while up to bat and had to leave the game. Fast forward to the following spring training. When I let people know my family and I were coming for a game, I got a message from Roger and Robie telling me that they had a surprise for my kids. We met them under the concourse where they gave my kids some autographed baseballs and other Tigers' stuff. Then, to my surprise, they brought Shawn Roof over to meet my boy and sign his bat for him! It was amazing to me that these folks would show such kindness to me and my family even though we were, in essence, total strangers. Robie, my heart goes out to you. I pray that God will strengthen you and your family during this difficult time.