Offering a brief break from reality

White Sox reliever Hector Santiago visits Newtown and leaves lasting impression

Originally Published: January 22, 2013
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- St. Rose of Lima Church and U.S. Cellular Field are separated by four states and 850 miles. One sits on a winding road in the type of quaint New England town where a bake sale typically qualifies as news. The other rests in a section of Chicago that was gritty enough to be immortalized in a Jim Croce song.

On a bitterly cold and blindingly sunny day in Newtown, Conn., the two venues are tethered by human suffering, the challenge of moving beyond tragedy through compassion, ...

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