In Memoriam

Quite a few things happened this week in MLB, particularly the BBWAA winners being announced and Kim Ng being named GM of the Miami Marlins—becoming the first woman to be a MLB GM. I posted about none of it. None of it is currently important to me.

That is because this week my 90-year-old mother suddenly became ill and passed away (not COVID). I’ve written about her here before. It was she who taught me to love baseball. She was a lifelong Cubbie who also adopted the Rays when they came into being. She and I used to go to Reds spring training games annually when I was a kid because that was my favorite team. I could go on for a very long time, but I won’t. Suffice to say she was a wonderful woman, I loved her and will miss her forever.

Re: choice of featured image—Daisies were my mom’s favorite.

I expect to be back in a week or two.

7 thoughts on “In Memoriam

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad you have happy memories of her that you can carry in your heart, and I love hearing stories about female fans sharing their baseball love with others. Feel free to tell us more about her if you ever want to and thank you for letting us share this loss with us. I’m totally crying and I’ve never met her! I hope your family and friends are a good comfort to you in your grief. I mean this in the least-snarkiest, most sincere way possible: you will be in my thoughts and prayers this holiday season.

    (I was going to post something tonight about Ng, but now I feel like I don’t want to crowd out your post — so maybe I’ll wait on that.)

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  2. Raysfan – my sincere condolences on the end of your mom’s rich, full life.

    And I am immensely proud of the Feesh for busting that glass ceiling to shrapnel with the hiring of Kim Ng. She’s been the subject of articles speculating on her career trajectory for years. A former Borg exec, she joins Beep Beep’s stable of ex-Bronxpersons. Mike Hill meanwhile fouled out of the Angels GM competition; as far as his former team, how many ways can you say “upgrade”?

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  3. I smiled at your remarks. I personally always felt the Cubs fans were the most resilient. I believe that smiling memories help soften the loss. My best to you, and to your Mom’s family and friends

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  4. I’m really sorry for your loss. I wish there was something I could say, or do to make it hurt even a little less. Just know you are loved and respected and appreciated. I can only imagine how proud she was of you and the love of the game you two both shared. My mother was also the one who gave me my love of the sport. It’s a pretty special bond, and a gift I have always cherished. Know you are in my thoughts.

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