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In Memoriam: Nathan Jones

elpasochihuahuas_2014Sad day in the baseball world: the El Paso Chihuahuas (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) announced the passing of head groundskeeper Nathan Jones. 

Jones was in a severe traffic accident on Tuesday, November 29, and had been battling his injuries for the past week. He was 24 years old.

The Chihuahuas have issued a statement on his passing:

On behalf of our ownership and the entire organization, we send our sincerest condolences to Nathan’s family and many friends.

“Nate was a special person and a fantastic friend to everyone in our organization, and especially the staff that worked with him.  He brought a unique passion to his work, and was responsible for creating some wonderful memories for Chihuahuas fans who marvel at the Southwest University Park playing field.  We are deeply saddened and will miss Nate immensely.”

Alan Ledford, MountainStar Sports President

“It is incredibly heartbreaking to lose our head groundskeeper, one of our original first season employees. It has been an extremely emotional week and we share in the sadness and pain the Jones’ family is enduring right now. We are thankful for the overwhelming outpour of support both locally and from friends all over our baseball community.”

Brad Taylor, El Paso Chihuahuas General Manager

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