Two fathers of members of the LSU baseball team saved a Florida fan’s life during the Game 1 of the College World Series on Monday in Omaha.
Dr. Jerry Poche, the father of Game 2 starter Jared Poche, and Jimmy Roy, the dad of strength coach Travis Roy, came to the aid of an elderly man who was slumped over unconscious in his seat at the game.
Vogt fell victim to his own declining production and the last-place Athletics’ pivot to full rebuilding mode, which has seen them jettison veterans and summon youngsters from the minors to start getting a feel for the big leagues.
Oakland traded third baseman Trevor Plouffe to the Rays last weekend and summoned high-end prospect Matt Chapman to the majors for the first time. Outfielder Jaycob Brugman and right-hander Daniel Gossett also have made their major league debuts in the past two weeks. Chapman has been battling an infection for a few days and landed on the 10-day disabled list Thursday, clearing room for the A’s to promote catcher Bruce Maxwell and first baseman/outfielder Matt Olson.
Vogt figures to get a chance to hook on somewhere despite his uninspiring .217/.287/.357 slash line and a major league-leading 39 stolen bases allowed. He has long drawn praise as a positive clubhouse presence and could be a good fit as an experienced backup, if nothing else.
I’m feeling good right now, and hopefully soon I’ll catch on with somebody else and I’ll turn this thing around, Vogt told reporters Thursday, via MLB.com.