The Cubs had been shocked by the dying of comic and enthusiast Brody Stevens, who was scheduled take a look at the team in Arizona this 7 days.
Supervisor Joe Maddon delayed his pregame information conference Saturday to ship condolences to the people of Stevens and Boston Globe baseball columnist Nick Cafardo, who died on Sunday.
“That a person is actually hard to wrap our minds all-around,” Maddon claimed of Stevens, 48, who died Friday of an clear suicide. “We had been hunting forward to him coming out subsequent 7 days. He’s usually been a fixture in spring instruction. He played ball at Arizona State. Everyone talks about how humorous he was, but he’s just a wonderful male. He had a good heart, a form heart and we’re actually heading to overlook the conversation.”
Stevens connected with the Cubs via coach and childhood friend Mike Borzello from their times in Southern California.
“Brody was a a person-of-a-form male the place he would appear out and want to be all-around baseball,” Kyle Schwarber claimed. “He is familiar with the recreation and wants to be all-around it. He would carry smiles to faces. It’s a sad working day below knowing that he’s not heading to be coming to campm, but he’ll even now be below with us.
“He’s heading to be really much skipped.”