Originally written on Hall of Very Good  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Last Monday, Frank Pastore was riding his Honda Shadow in the freeway carpool lane when he was struck by a fellow commuter.  This, according to the Los Angeles Times:California Highway Patrol officials said a woman driving a Hyundai Sonata was eastbound when she lost control of her car and drifted over to the carpool lane, where she struck Pastore.  Pastore, 55, was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered severe head trauma. He was airlifted to an area hospital. The former Cincinnati Reds pitcher has been in a coma ever since."Right now, he's still in critical condition and we're remaining hopeful for a good outcome. It's such a fresh injury that we're still not sure. It's a roller coaster," Pastore's wife Gina told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. "He's a man of strong faith. He's prepared to go be with the Lord if that's what God desires."What you might not know is that the former big leaguer has had quite the career since he left the Majors...and I don't mean his stint as the Big Texan eating champ.Since 2004, Pastore has been the host of the aptly titled Frank Pastore Show on KKLA in Los Angeles.  It is referred to as the "largest Christian talk show in the United States".And on the night of the accident, Pastore theoretically spoke about the possibility of being killed on the freeway."His listeners know that actually the last Monday night, the night of the accident, Frank was talking about the reality of the soul," Gina Pastore told the Christian Post. "He often talked about this because he was a Christian philosopher. He mentioned on the air, he said, 'that if I were to be killed on the freeway tonight and my body parts are all over the freeway I'm not on the freeway because I'm my soul and I would be with the Lord.' He actually said that the night that it happened."Crazy.If you've got a couple of minutes, listen to Pastore tell the story of a 1984 incident on the mound that changed his career and, more importantly, his perception on life.
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