Baseball Crank
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May 21, 2004
BASEBALL: He Will Be Missed

Via David Pinto, some horrible news: Doug Pappas, the indefatigable business-of-baseball writer who tilted endlessly at the windmill of Major League Baseball's opaque finances, has died suddenly:

Doug Pappas, attorney and writer, died Thursday while hiking in Big Bend National Park, apparently due to heat prostration.

Doug died while taking part in one of his passions, traveling the country and taking pictures of it for his Roadside Photos web site.

That's scary; Pappas was only 43. Pappas did great work; I never met the man, but I enjoyed his writing, which often broke new ground. You can check out his Business of Baseball blog here (last entry was Tuesday), and his article archive at Baseball Prospectus (last article, part of a series on ticket prices, ran Monday) here.

Hopefully, someone will take up responsibility for preserving his writings on his blog; it's the least that can be done.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:50 PM | Baseball 2004 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

The Powers That Be in SABR are already working with Doug's mother to retain everything that can be saved.

Posted by: N in Seattle at May 24, 2004 03:36 AM
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