Baseball fan’s obituary throws shade at the Washington Nationals’ bullpen – Los Angeles Times
Patrick Killebrew was a former U.S. Navy navigator, a longtime attorney and an avid baseball fan. And he appears to have had a great sense of humor as well.
According to his obituary in the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, Killebrew “passed away peacefully at home, June 20, 2017, after watching the Washington Nationals relief pitchers blow yet another lead.”
On the night before Killebrew’s death, the Nationals led the Miami Marlins by a run after the fifth inning but the bullpen gave up runs in the seventh and ninth for an 8-7 loss. The previous week, Washington led the Atlanta Braves, 9-6, before giving up two runs in the eight and three in the ninth to lose, 11-10. It was one of five times this season the Nationals have lost a game they led entering the ninth.
Washington’s bullpen has a 4.88 ERA, fifth worst in the majors, and its relievers have 12 blown saves.
Killebrew’s obituary concludes: “In lieu of flowers, send ‘donations’ to the ‘Nationals Bullpen Fund.’”