ESPN: Negro Leagues Grave Marker Project

From Greg Garber at ESPN.com on February 20:

A blustery winter afternoon isn’t exactly prime visiting time at Burr Oak Cemetery, but Dr. Jeremy Krock seems to operate on a different clock from most folks. He reaches into his pocket, pulls out a small penknife and drops to one knee. Carefully, almost lovingly, he trims away the brown grass that has encroached on the brass marker over Lot 51’s Grave No. 11.

“I find it an important task, just an obligation,” Krock says softly, with conviction.

From Greg Garber at ESPN.com on February 20:

A blustery winter afternoon isn’t exactly prime visiting time at Burr Oak Cemetery, but Dr. Jeremy Krock seems to operate on a different clock from most folks. He reaches into his pocket, pulls out a small penknife and drops to one knee. Carefully, almost lovingly, he trims away the brown grass that has encroached on the brass marker over Lot 51’s Grave No. 11.

“I find it an important task, just an obligation,” Krock says softly, with conviction.

As men reach middle age, sometimes they reach for … a muscular Porsche, a younger girlfriend, a darker hair color. Seven years ago, Krock, a 52-year-old children’s anesthesiologist from Peoria, Ill., had an epiphany.

 

Read the full article here: http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/news/story?id=6136800

For more on the Negro Leagues Baseball Grave Marker Project, check out their website here: http://www.nlbgmp.com



Originally published: February 21, 2011. Last Updated: February 21, 2011.

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