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Kolten Wong discusses his mother and playing through heartbreak - A Hunt and Peck

Check out his feature in The Players’ Tribune

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The Players’ Tribune is new media platform launched by Derek Jeter. It is unique to other sports outlets as it publishes articles featuring the first-person accounts of athletes. It provides athletes with an outlet to truly voice their thoughts and tell their stories with help from professional writers to craft the story exactly how they want. The resulting pieces that are published are usually very beautiful and moving and provide powerful insight into the human person that is rarely captured in traditional sports media. It is a really interesting concept.

Recently Kolten Wong was featured in this platform in a video where he talks about losing his mother to cancer shortly after being picked-off to end Game 2 of the 2013 World Series. During that time Kolten faced many challenges and he expresses regret that he did not talk about his feelings with someone. It is a touching video.

Since 1949 May has been observed in the United States as Mental Health Awareness Month. The mind can be a powerful ally or one’s greatest enemy. Let us try to be more aware of the hidden battles people face everyday and remind them they are not alone in their fight.

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