White Sox fans continue to hope for the best for relief pitcher Danny Farquhar.
And, those White Sox wishes for wellness appear to be working as the latest update on Farquhar shows more than a glimmer of hope.
The latest news comes from the team in a Tweet:
According to several news sources, including ESPN, Randy Renteria said about Farquhar:
"“He is progressing positively, and everyone is very thankful for that. It’s all still guarded and very delicate, but we’re happy to report that it’s moving in a positive direction.”"
What happened that day
It’s been one week since Farquhar collapsed in the dugout after pitching two innings of relief against the Houston Astros. He threw 15 pitches, then returned to the dugout. According to a Tweet from the White Sox, Farquhar had a brain hemorrhage caused by a brain aneurysm. He was brought to RUSH University Medical Center and has been under close watch since his arrival.
In an article about Farquhar in the Chicago Tribune, pitching coach Don Cooper shared information about Farquhar’s last outing. Farquhar was expected to pitch in another inning, but he complained about a bad headache. The trainer, Herm Schneider, said he could not keep pitching. The rest is history.
How the team is affected
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When horrible things like this happen in any organization, it can be difficult to recover. Baseball players may be bigger than life for fans, but baseball players are susceptible to life’s tragedies, too. It is easy to complain about the White Sox record and the rebuild, but the truly important thing is the health and safety of everyone involved with the organization.
As a fan, it is wonderful to see the team rally behind their teammate. It is also easy to see how the concern for a teammate would be a massive distraction. It would come as no surprise that as good news continues to be released the team gets more wins.
The team has clearly rallied behind him. His jersey hangs in the bullpen and the team wore shirts dedicated to him. While warming up at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday, the team shirts read “Pray for 43” and “For Danny.”
According to the Sox MLB website, fans can mail get well wishes to Farquhar at the home of the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field, 333 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60616. Letters should be addressed to Danny Farquhar.