Resting Peacefully in the Shadows of Cooperstown
I just received word that my good friend and fellow Seamhead, Gene Carney, passed away in his sleep yesterday while vacationing in Alaska.Â Words cannot express the sorrow I feel.Â Gene began posting his “Notes From the Shadows of Cooperstown” here at Seamheads.com in March 2008 and we’d developed a friendship that was steeped in respect and admiration.
We exchanged ideas, discussed the Black Sox scandal, shared information, clarified things we’d written, talked about the future, and shared a good laugh or two.Â I never had the pleasure of meeting Gene in person and hoped to see him at a future SABR convention so I could shake his hand.
I hope wherever he is now, he has a season ticket, cold beer, warm hot dogs, and it never rains.Â And if there really is a God, the Pirates will always win.
Rest peacefully, my friend.
Here’s an article about Gene in the Utica Observer-Dispatch