Our best wishes, thoughts, and prayers go out to the family of Josh Hancock and the St. Louis Cardinals. Hancock, a former Red, died today in a car accident in St. Louis:

Police said the 29-year-old Hancock was alone in his 2007 Ford Explorer when he struck the rear of a tow truck at 12:35 a.m. The truck was in the left lane assisting another vehicle that was involved in a prior accident, officer Pete Mutter said.

Hancock was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tow truck, whose name was not released by police, was in the truck at the time of the crash but was not injured.

Josh Hancock was, frankly, treated rather shabbily by the Reds, and it would have been nice to have his arm in our bullpen the last two seasons. RIP.

Blame Chad for creating this mess.

Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.

You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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Blame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, "The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds" is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad's musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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5 Responses

  1. Matt B.

    Oh yes, and RIP Josh. I hope everyone in his family and the organization can make it through this difficult time.

  2. Tom

    Josh Hancock deserved better treatment from the Reds. I hope they at least send a representative to his funeral in Mississippi on Thursday.