Found October 02, 2011 on Online Sports Guys:
((HT: WFAA-TV Dallas))The HQ, admittedly, is going backwards a little bit here...But we still think this is a cool story...The Texas Rangers honored the Stone family before Game 1 of their ALDS with Tampa Bay. You all remember the firefighter who dove for a ball back in July at a home game in Arlington, falling to his death in front of his son in the process.6-year-old Cooper Stone is a really big Rangers fan and got to throw out the first pitch to his on-the-field hero, Josh Hamilton, before the game. The family has weighed the idea of going back to the ballpark all this time since Cooper's mom, Jenny, is still dealing with the death of her husband Shannon.Team president Nolan Ryan has been in constant contact with the family since the accident asking if they needed anything and has rightfully shielded them from the media since.Game One was their return and a really cool moment... The Rangers are in discussions to possibly even erect a statue in front of the Ballpark in...

Hamilton Bunts – The World Gasps

Baseball is a game filled with mysteries; who invented the game, why do scouts use a scale ranging from 20-80, and what were the Marlins thinking when they chose their new team logo? All these mysteries are but blips on the proverbial radar when compared to what happened tonight. It was game one of the ALDS, and following an Elvis Andrus walk, Josh Hamilton dug in with no outs, down...

Cooper Stone to throw out first pitch to his favorite player, Josh Hamilton

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Rangers' Josh Hamilton snaps out of lefty slump with huge hit in seventh inning

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Cooper Stone, Son of Rangers Fan Who Died After Falling at Game, Throws Out First Pitch of ALDS(Video)

Baseball's postseason is always full of great moments. Before the first game of the 2011 postseason even began, one of those moments took place. Cooper Stone, son of Shannon Stone, the Rangers' fan who passed away in an unfortunate accident when he reached for a ball and fell from a walkway, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Rangers and Rays ALDS matchup. Catching...

Why Josh Hamilton bunted down eight runs: 'I thought it was a good time'

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Cooper Stone was the Rangers best Pitcher Yesterday

Cooper Stone, son of Brownwood Firefighter Shannon Stone (who died at Ameriquest Field trying to catch a ball tossed by Ranger outfielder Josh Hamilton earlier this year) threw out the first pitch... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ Follow on Twitter

Emotional, touching tribute

With 50,000 fans on their feet, many with tears in their eyes, 6-year-old Cooper Stone stood on the pitcher's mound and tossed the ceremonial first pitch of the playoffs to his favorite player, Josh Hamilton.

Son of late Rangers fan gets first pitch (AP)

The 6-year-old boy who saw his firefighter father fall to his death while trying to catch a ball for him during a Rangers game this summer was back at the stadium Friday to throw out the ceremonial first pitch of the playoffs. Cooper Stone's toss was to be caught by his favorite player, Josh Hamilton.

Firefighters Son to Toss First Pitch Friday

It could be an emotional ceremonial first pitch during Game 1 of the ALDS at the Ballpark Friday. The Rangers have asked 6-year-old Cooper Stone to toss out the first pitch. Stone's father Shannon was the firefighter who died after trying to catch a ball for his son at the Ballpark earlier this season. Shannon's mother said her son was taking his son to the Ballpark for...

Live blog: Rays vs. Rangers, Game 3

Update 6:42 p.m Price may have just made the play of the game. With runners on first and second and one out for Josh Hamilton, Price jumped off the mound to make an over the shoulder grab on a Hamilton chopper. Price then raced to first, using his great athleticism, to beat Hamilton to the bag. He certainly needed to, since neither Kotchman or Zobrist were in position to cover first...

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS;A pitch-perfect start;Cooper Stone, 6, watched in horror as his dad

INSIDE SPORTS Rays shut out Rangers : Texas got more than it bargained for from Tampa Bay rookie Matt Moore, who tossed seven shutout innings in a 9-0 Rays win in Game 1 win of their series. PAGE C13 Yanks-Tigers postponed: Rain suspended Game 1 of the New York-Detroit series, while both National League series start today. PAGE C13 ARLINGTON - The pitch was perfect. The moment...

Live blog: Rays at Rangers, Game 1

Update 7:06: Think the Rangers are desperate to get a run against Rays rookie LHP Matt Moore? Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton laid down a bunt in the sixth (likely to beat the defensive shift), but also to get Elvis Andrus to second base. But Andrus was stranded at third after a Young groundout and Beltre fly out. Moore has allowed just two hits (both to Hamilton) through seven. Rays...

'The Series Isn't Over Yet'

Michael Young, Ian Kinsler, Nolan Ryan say the Texas Rangers aren't resting on their laurels after winning Game 3 of the ALDS. More at and
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