Hello and happy Tuesday.
It’s a sad week for baseball. On Sunday, it was announced that ESPN’s Pedro Gomez, a titan of baseball reporting, had unexpectedly died at the age of 58. Baseball fans will remember Gomez from his MLB coverage on SportsCenter and on nationally-televised games. San Francisco Giants fans will remember Gomez from his time covering Barry Bonds’ chase for the all-time home run record. And while Bonds and Gomez seemed to ruffle each other’s feathers, few reporters ever seemed to elicit such human responses from the home run king.
Gomez was a tremendous reporter, skilled with both a pen and microphone. His love of baseball always shone through in his work. He’ll be missed by everyone who loves baseball, and his contributions to the sport won’t be forgotten.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
Open GameThread II, World Series Game 5 (Oct. 26, 2014 — Grant Brisbee)
- Roger Munter looks at under the radar prospect Raffi Vizcaino (There R Giants)
- Grant Brisbee on how Trevor Bauer could become the perfect villain for the Giants (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Susan Slusser on Gabe Kapler starting a foundation to help under-represented groups working in sports (SF Chronicle)
- Maria Guardado on the Giants top five Opening Day moments (MLB)
- Jerry McDonald on how the baseball world mourns the loss of Pedro Gomez (Mercury News)
How many days until Opening Day?
There are 51 days until Opening Day. 51! Yeesh.
Have a great Tuesday, all of you.