For Jose Molina, baseball is difficult at times as he deals with the death of his father.
As you probably know, Jose is one of three brothers in the majors. He, Bengie and Yadier are all catchers. I knew his dad was their first coach and worked with kids in Puerto Rico literally until the day he passed away in October.
Such stories are hard to approach a player about. But when I saw that Bengie had talked about it, I thought I would ask Jose. We ended up having a great discussion and he showed me some photos along with passages from a book he is reading about life and death.
I think the story came out well, or at least I hope so. Benjamin Molina was a man who made a difference in the lives of kids and in some small way, I hope this story helps people remember him.
Meanwhile, A-Rod is ready for his first game on the road.