Sometimes Life Sucks.
That’s how I felt Sunday after hearing the news of the passing of my friend and MLB Ump, Eric Cooper,at the young age of 52.
Coop was a great guy, funny, loyal and caring and he was just in Foley’s a few weeks ago during the Twins Yanks ALDS and we were chatting about Nomo's no hitter and how he was hoping to be one of the umps for the Field of Dreams game so he could Ump in his home state of Iowa. Just Friday we were texting about me sponsoring him in the upcoming 100 holes of golf for UmpsCare.
To his family I offer my deepest condolences.
To his family in blue my thoughts and prayers are with you all and love you all.
To his brothers taking the field for the World Series with heavy hearts know Coop is looking down on you all with words of encouragement and an occasion zinger.
I hope there is a Field of Dreams up there Coop and that you might get to call balls and strikes, going to miss you, gone too soon.
Rest In Peace, Coop. #safeathome