In a tragic twist of events Sandy Alderson’s 87 year old father was struck by a car and killed near his home in Florida.
Of course Alderson and his family must be devastated and his public statement said as much. BMF’s extends my deepest condolences to Sandy and his family. I’ve lost my father so I know how awful of an experience it can be. And to lose a parent to the violence of being hit by car must only compound the agony.
I genuinely feel bad for Sandy from a personal standpoint but if we can step away and look at this from a baseball standpoint… it’s really bad timing for a new GM.
I guess the silver lining is that Alderson has already hired 2 other GMs to work beneath him but this still comes at a time when Alderson is remaking a franchise from top to bottom.
Of course people deal with loss differently. While some may throw themselves deeper into work others may be swallowed by depression.
Either way its realistic to think the next 12 months will be a mourning period of sorts for Sandy.