Nice article from Paul Daugherty on Jack Hannahan:

Hannahan signed a hat and a T-shirt. On a baseball, he wrote, “Stay strong, keep fighting. Your #1 Fan.’’ For most players, the obligation would have ended there. That was almost four years ago. Hannahan and Luke remain friends. Hannahan cried late last September, when he received a text message telling him 17-year-old Luke Strotman’s leukemia had returned.

“He’s a good kid,’’ Hannahan said of Luke. “A powerful kid. Big spirit. It’s inspiring to me, to see a kid who has gone through so much to still be so fun loving.’’