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Baseball: Angels catcher Lucroy buys ad to eulogize Robichaux

Tim Buckley, The Advertiser, July 30, 2019

On the night before longtime UL baseball coach Tony Robichaux was laid to rest, former Ragin’ Cajuns catcher Jonathan Lucroy of the Los Angeles Angels was in a Houston hospital.

Lucroy had been scheduled to delivery the eulogy at the funeral for Robichaux, the 25-seasons-long Cajuns coach who died July 3, 10 days after suffering a heart attack.

But the two-time MLB All-Star had suffered a concussion and a broken nose during a nasty collision at the plate as the Angels played the Houston Astros. He later underwent surgery to repair the nose, and was out until beginning a rehab assignment over the weekend with the Class A Inland Empire 66ers.

More: Jonathan Lucroy credits Robichaux for opportunity to play in major leagues

Related: Legendary UL baseball coach Tony Robichaux dies

Lucroy made it to Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Lafayette about 20 minutes before the start of Robichaux’s funeral, just in time to say goodbye to his old coach.

But because of his medical condition he was unable to deliver the eulogy as planned.

In light of that, Lucroy instead penned his thoughts in the form of a letter to Robichaux and purchased a full-page advertisement in Sunday’s edition of The Daily Advertiser to share reflections with the Robichaux family, the UL community, Lafayette and the greater Acadiana area.

More: Deggs honored to carry Robichaux's torch as UL coach

More: Cajuns coach Robichaux toiled 'to turn boys into men'

Lucroy’s ad, in his own words:

Lucroy ad

 



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