Edinson Volquez, the starting pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, received the saddest news of his life right before Game 1 of World Series against New York Mets starts. Edinson’s father, Daniel Volquez died of complications from heart disease on Tuesday in the Dominican Republic. He was 63 years old.
Daniel Volquez was a mechanic in the Dominican Republic and introduced Edinson to the game when he just 10 years old. Edinson admitted that his parents were his biggest supporters and he would return home to visit them.
ESPN stated, “The pitcher heard the news while on his way to Kauffman Stadium, where he would allow three runs on six hits in six innings of Kansas City’s 5-4, 14-inning win over the New York Mets.”
According to ESPN sources Edinson is the second Royals Pitcher to lose a parent following the demise of Chris Young’s father, Charles, on Sep. 26. Young left the next day to be with his family in Texas but only after pitching five perfect innings.
However, this wasn’t the only unfortunate event to happen during Game 1. One of the longest Game 1 in the World Series History , the 14-inning marathon telecast was marred by power outage which occurred in the middle of the fourth inning. Fox later put out a statement that its broadcast Truck in the Kansas City had lost power.
The statement read, “Before the start of the bottom of the fourth inning of tonight’s World Series Game 1, a rare electronics failure caused both the primary and backup generators inside the Fox Sports production compound to lose power.” Fox further stated, “We apologize for the interruption in tonight’s coverage and are working to ensure that the remainder of the World Series is broadcast without incident.”
Even Google Fiber issued an apology on Twitter.