Missing Beau Bear: After tragic loss, a baseball family tries to channel its grief

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Missing Beau Bear: After tragic loss, a baseball family tries to channel its grief

Every morning, Beau Bear stood in the backyard and shouted toward the pasture, the toddler’s giddy shriek echoing throughout the Mills family’s 70-acre ranch.
Hiiii, bullssss.
He proceeded from stall to stall with his dad, Beau, waddling behind like a duckling on what his mom, Alicia, describes as ‘the wonkiest feet.’ He greeted each member of the herd, from Yellow Jacket Jr. to Screwball to Mister Twister. He emerged from the feed bin coated head to toe in grains.
One evening, as the family tended to Lacey, a cow who had lost her calf during the birthing process, Alicia sought a picture with her son in their matching olive green sherpa jackets.