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Ryan: Stone's widow worried for son

Posted on: July 8, 2011 10:55 pm
Edited on: July 8, 2011 11:31 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

One of the main concerns in the tragic accident that occurred at the Rangers-A's game Thursday night has to be the young son of the victim. Shannon Stone was an 18-year veteran firefighter and was at the game with his son. He attempted to catch a souvenir baseball for his son when he fell an estimated 20 feet over a railing. He died from his injuries later that night.

Now, the focus will shift to the well-being of the widow and son. Jenny Stone, the widow, told Rangers president Nolan Ryan that she is very worried about the mental state of her son.

"She's very concerned about ... the impact this is having on him and rightfully so," Ryan said in a conference call Thursday. "She asked me if I could do anything about the video footage being shown by the news media. I told her I would do what I could."

I think we can all agree that there's no good that can come from showing the video of the man falling to his death. Let's think about the widow and the son left behind.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Ryan: Stone's widow worried for son

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Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2011 6:36 pm
 

Ryan: Stone's widow worried for son

I think Matt commenting goes to show how deeply affected we all are by this story.  I was taling about it with a bunch of my friends who are also parents last night at a get together.  We were all so saddend by it.  To the guy on this thread that lost his child: You are a strong, strong, person.  My heart goes out to you.  One of my best friends lost his baby boy a few years ago and it took me forever to get past it, let alone him and his wife to deal with it, if you ever fully can.  I hope I never can relate but I sure have a lot of respect for parent's who have had that tragedy.  I can't imagine there is anything in life that can even come close.  Puts things in perspective, that's for sure.  I will hug my son extra tight today.  God bless.



Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2011 11:04 am
 

Ryan: Stone's widow worried for son

44diesels, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.  As a father of two daughters, I cannot imagine the pain of a loss of this magnitude.  God Bless you and your entire family and those that knew and loved your son.

Jim Bell 



Since: Oct 16, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2011 7:59 am
 

Ryan: Stone's widow worried for son

 Yet I'm still lucky here because I'm not Stone or Hamilton. Let us all count our blessings. 
Matt, I just lost my son a few weeks ago and couldn't read the story, because it to related if you know what I mean. My prayers and blessings are with them. God Bless.



Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2011 3:19 am
 

Ryan: Stone's widow worried for son

I'll add, guys, that as I was writing the thing last night, I looked up from my computer for a second and saw the picture of my 4-year-old son and I that I have atop my desk. Awful. Covering this thing was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. Yet I'm still lucky here because I'm not Stone or Hamilton. Let us all count our blessings.

Thanks for reading and take care.

- Matt



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2011 2:32 am
 

Ryan: Stone's widow worried for son

I'm with ya Goodole.  We are 3 weeks away from kid 2.  That is the saddest part of a very sad story.  Hamilton not being able to get the kids voice out of his head.  How can he ever?  This story just sucks all the way around.  I can only hope some good comes from it down the road as it seems to in tragic situations.  God bless all involved and RIP Mr. Stone



Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2011 2:14 am
 

Ryan: Stone's widow worried for son

Just a horrible horrible tragedy...  As my wife and I are less than a week from welcoming our second child into the world, reading the interview where Josh Hamilton talks about hearing the little boy calling for his daddy after the accident really hit me hard.  My heart goes out to that little boy, and to his family, and to Josh Hamilton too-- a brief moment in time can remind us, fully, how this is just a game, while real life is so precious and fragile.



Since: Jan 31, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2011 1:17 am
 

Ryan: Stone's widow worried for son

God Bless Shannon, his wife and little boy.  What a tragedy!!  My thoughts and prayers are with his family!!


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