Glad to have you back …

The feel good story of the day was definitely Corey Koskie returning to the diamond this afternoon in a Team Canada uniform in Dunedin, Florida. Most of the Jays’ beat guys ran a story on his return in today’s papers, which was nice to see.

For those unfamiliar with Koskie’s saga, the 35-year-old suffered a concussion in a game while with the Milwaukee Brewers on July 5, 2006, and he had yet to play since because of post-concussion syndrome — which included migraine headaches, nausea, and other social/anxiety issues.

Concussions can be nasty, indeed. Blue Jays fans are certainly well aware, as second baseman Aaron Hill missed significant time last year because of post-concussion symptoms. Koskie is simply happy to be out functioning normally again. And he’s looking to spread some awareness about some of the less talked about issues involving concussions in sport.

“This is more about what it represents to put on a Canadian uniform and I’m hoping my story can help others,” said Koskie in an interview with The Sun’s Bob Elliott. “I want to give some people hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel.”

Here’s a link to the full article.

As for the game this afternoon — a 6-4 Canada win over the Blue Jays — Koskie served as the DH and went 1-for-2 with a walk, a double and three runs scored.

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