Saturday, April 19, 2008

Marzano found dead

Former big leaguer and Philly native John Marzano was found dead today...

Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia president Stephanie Smith issued the following statement:

"Comcast SportsNet suffered a great loss today with the sudden passing of John Marzano. John was a beloved member of our CSN family and he will be dearly missed.You knew the moment John entered the building because his infectious laugh permeated throughout our offices. His love and passion for baseball and life were a winning combination that endeared him to staff and viewers alike. John never forgot his Philadelphia roots and was thrilled to have a career talking Phillies baseball. Our thoughts and prayers go out to John’s family, including his wife Terri, his daughters Danielle and Dominique and his two grandchildren.”

The Boston Red Sox also issued this statement:

"The Boston Red Sox organization joins all of Major League Baseball in mourning today’s passing of John Marzano. It is a great loss.

"John was selected by the Red Sox in the first round of the June 1984 amateur draft and made his major league debut with Boston in 1987. He spent all or parts of the next six seasons with the Red Sox and was a valuable contributor to the club on and off the field.

"Over the last few years, John covered a number of Red Sox games in his role as a television, radio and internet journalist. The same preparation and engaging personality that marked his time as a player in Boston carried over to his duties with the media.

"We express our heartfelt sympathies to John’s family and friends at this very difficult time."

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