This is a sad story out of Tampa. Elijah Dukes' father died soon after leaving prison. Cancer, undetected while he was incarcerated.
I liked what we saw of Dukes after his return from Syracuse, on the field and the way he carried himself. I think Jim Riggleman's approach was good for him. They got rid of the baby-sitter, started treating him like everyone else and expecting him to act like everyone else.
Here's hoping he handles his grief in a proper manner and keeps making forward progress.