Baseball league honors boed by sign collapse
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — For a few moments at Birmingham's Avondale Park baseball caps were removed, the metallic thump of aluminum bats abated and loudspeakers were silenced as a crowd of young athletes and spectators paused to honor the 10-year-old boy who died two weeks ago at the Birmingham airport.
The Southside Ball Association held a tribute for Luke Bresette, the Overland Park, Kan., boy killed March 22 when a flight information display sign fell on him and his family at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.
Ten children clutching balloons gathered on the pitcher's mound, then released the 10 balloons - one for each year of Luke's life. Then there was a moment of silence Saturday at 10:05 a.m., the same time Luke's funeral service began in Kansas.
Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews