MLB.com reported yesterday that
Casey Kotchman left the Atlanta Braves on bereavement leave after his mother fell ill. Susan Kotchman, Tom’s wife, is a grade school principal in the Pinellas County School District near Tampa.
Today’s Los Angeles Times reports that Susan suffered a brain aneurysm. Kotch, of course, has left the Orem Owlz to be with his wife.
It’s no secret how highly I think of the Kotchman family. Tom, Casey and Cristal get the spotlight because they’re star athletes, but when you consider what’s truly important it’s Susan who contributes the most to the world. My thoughts are with the Kotchmans, and yours should be too.