Lou Gorman 1929-2011
Sad news just came through literally seconds before the Boston Red Sox embark on their 2011 mission. Lou Gorman has passed. Here is the AP release...
BOSTON (AP)—"Former Boston Red Sox general manager Lou Gorman, the architect of the team that came within one strike of winning the 1986 World Series, died early Friday morning after an illness of almost a year. He was 82. Gorman died peacefully at 1:50 a.m. surrounded by his family at Massachusetts General Hospital."
His nephew, Tom Dougherty, speaks as this news sinks in to all the members of Red Sox Nation...
“All he wanted to do was make it to Opening Day, and he made it. He lived a great life. And he was truly one of the nicest men you ever wanted to meet.”
I agree with Tom and I too shall miss the man who had the Boston Red Sox in his hands. His only aim? Improve this baseball team we all love as much as he did. Rest in peace, Lou. You will be missed on this Opening Day 2011. How fitting that you should bow out on the eve of a new Red Sox dream.
Click on the title of this post for more on Lou. Thanks and as always, BE WELL. I grieve.