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Rise and Phight: 8/2/2021

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All prayers should be lifted up for Daniel Brito

Reading Fightin Phils Opening Night of AA Baseball In Pennsylvania Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images

Sometimes, baseball just doesn’t matter.

By now, you know all about Daniel Brito and the medical crises he is going through. If you aren’t aware, I’d suggest a) reading this piece by Matt Gelb that updates you on the latest information, b) avoiding the video that exists of that crisis taking place. It is truly a frightening thing to have happened to Brito, a Phillies prospect that has had such a successful season, talk was beginning to brew of his getting a callup to the majors soon.

He’s always been known to have a good glove, but his bat has come around this year (.295/.364/.473 line across two levels) in a way that it hasn’t prior to this year. He’s been excellent in Reading, one of the few bright spots on that team and earned a well deserved callup to Lehigh Valley. That’s what makes this frightening episode all the worse news for him as it appeared his star was finally rising. As of this writing, he’s under the care of doctors, so we can only hope to that he improves each minute, each hour. Baseball, for him, will have to take a backseat as his health is the most important thing and it’s important to remember that. While we’d all like to see him get back on the field as soon as possible, what’s more important is that he get healthy and able to resume a normal life. Should he make it back to baseball, we’ll celebrate that accomplishment greatly.

Get better, Daniel. We at The Good Phight are pulling hard for you.

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