Saturday, September 10, 2016

A patch of honor

Tyler Duffey warms up Friday while
the right scoreboard displays a logo
honoring the late Jacob Wetterling.
The Twins and Cleveland Indians on Friday each wore No. 11 patches in honor of Jacob Wetterling, whose remains were identified a week ago.

The Twins are auctioning 11 of the jerseys, with the proceeds going to the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center.

The Wetterling story is truly tragic and heart-rending, and the impulse to acknowledge it is understandable. The jersey auction even makes that acknowledgement valuable in a tangible way.

The Gophers, Vikings and St. Paul Saints also have Wetterling tributes scheduled. Whether the fundraising aspect is connected to any of them, I don't know.

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