2015 Reds, 1990 Score style: Skip Schumaker

Skip Schumaker

Bryan Price got a lot of negative publicity last week for going off on the media. This week, it’s time for some positive publicity for the Reds.

Skip Schumaker is a utility player, a bench player, a role player. But more than that, he is a human being with a kind heart. A young lady named Ashlea attended a game last weekend between the Reds and Cardinals, and when Schumaker saw her, he made a point of speaking to her and taking some photos with her. Ashlea was suffering from cancer, and just a few days later passed away.

Skip  Schumaker

Ashlea’s sister-in-law posted one of the photographs to Facebook with the story about meeting Schumaker and the sad news of her passing. Someone passed that on to him, and Skip wrote a note to the family:

I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember talking to her about her baseball design on her nails. She seemed really sweet and much too young to be gone.

It was my pleasure to meet her and I’m praying for her family during this tragic time.


With all the selfishness and negativity we see in professional sports, it is touching to read about the good guys. Thank you, Skip, for being a positive influence.


About JT

Preacher. Author. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

Posted on April 26, 2015, in baseball, baseball cards and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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