One of the brightest young stars in all of baseball was tragically killed yesterday in an auto accident in the Dominican Republic. Oscar Tavares, the 22-year rising talent of the St. Louis Cardinals, reportedly lost control of the vehicle he was driving and went off the road. A female passenger in the car was also killed. This is a huge blow to the Cardinal organization, as Tavares was slated to be a key figure in their outfield for years to come. Said Cardinal GM John Mozeliak, "I simply can't believe it. I first met Oscar when he was sixteen years old and will forever remember him as a wonderful young man who was a gifted athlete with an infectious love for life who lived every day to the fullest." All of us who love baseball have suffered a great loss.