Orioles' Willie Eyre relieved after daughter involved in pool accident
For a few hours on Tuesday, Orioles right-hander Willie Eyre and his wife experienced a parent’s worst nightmare.
Luckily, everything turned out OK after Eyre’s 3-year-old daughter, Lily, fell into a hotel pool and was under water for about “five or six” seconds before Eyre’s wife retrieved her. Lily never lost consciousness and passed several tests at a local hospital.
“The whole thing was more scary, I think, than anything,” said Eyre, who pitched in 19 games with the Orioles last year and is in camp on a minor-league deal. “My wife is pretty shook up. Everything seems to be good now. (Lily) slept good through the night. And we woke her up every hour or so just to make sure she was responding. I think she was more mad we were waking her up.”Eyre said Lily, the youngest of his three kids, had been in the pool previously, wearing floaties on her arms but had come out and was coloring when she accidentally colored on herself.
Eyre talks about his daughter
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We are so thankful for all of the people that have reached out to us in prayer for our daughter and for our family. We are humbled by all of the texts, phone calls, and messages online we have received...many from complete strangers.
Lily and her brothers are cherished and we hope this can only help us and others to be more careful near the water.