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Jean Segura has left the Milwaukee Brewers following the death of his son in the Dominican Republic.
Jean Segura has left the Milwaukee Brewers following the death of his son in the Dominican Republic. (Photo: David Bernacchi)

Segura returns home following death of son

Late Friday night, the long wait for Ron Roenicke to come into the media interview room in Miller Park was unusual – even after his Milwaukee Brewers had blown a 6-0 lead in a heartbreaking loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Immediately upon entering the room however, you could tell the manager’s heart was indeed, broken. I’ve been covering high school, college and professional sports for over a decade now, and his face – the pain and emotion in his eyes – was one I had only seen, and felt, a few times before.

Others in the media room felt it, too, but it couldn’t be spoken.

Saturday afternoon, Roenicke confirmed it to the gathered media prior to the game.

Then, Carlos Gomez – a father of two – spoke for the clubhouse.

Segura left Milwaukee immediately to return to his home in the Dominican Republic and was placed on the bereavement list.

And it’s impossible to know, should Segura return this year, what kind of impact it will have on the 24-year-old.

We’re all human. We all have felt loss, personally and professionally. Brewers beat man Tom Haudricourt summed it up best, I think:

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