Willie McCovey was hospitalized last week with problems related to an infection, and the Giants released the following statement:
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey was hospitalized last week for complications stemming from an infection. He is being treated at a local hospital and his recovery is progressing every day. The Giants remain in close contact with Willie and his family and urge all fans to keep Willie in their thoughts as he recovers. Fans wishing to send Willie get well messages can do so via email to email@example.com or via mail to Willie McCovey c/o San Francisco Giants, San Francisco, CA 94107.
While the words in the statement sound encouraging, the fact that the statement exists at all isn't. Keep Stretch in your thoughts, and if you have words of encouragement and support, please send them to the email address (or physical address) above. Get better, Willie.