Condolences To The Bavasi Family

Dave · May 1, 2008 at 7:13 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Bill Bavasi’s father, Buzzie Bavasi, passed away today at the age of 93. We don’t always see eye to eye with Bill on roster decisions, but I have a lot of respect for him as a person, and there’s not a better compliment I can pay someone than to say that they raised a good man. Buzzie certainly did that.

My condolences to the entire Bavasi family.


18 Responses to “Condolences To The Bavasi Family”

  1. crazyray7391 on May 1st, 2008 7:22 pm

    Very well said, I second that.

  2. jlc on May 1st, 2008 7:29 pm

    Buzzie Bavasi was the first nonplayer name I ever knew in baseball, he was held in that much regard by my family. He’s a big part of the reason I’m a third generation Dodgers fan.

    As usual, Dave, you said it well. My condolences as well.

  3. JMHawkins on May 1st, 2008 9:08 pm

    there’s not a better compliment I can pay someone than to say that they raised a good man. Buzzie certainly did that.

    I completely agree, on all counts.

  4. dnc on May 1st, 2008 9:42 pm

    I’ll cosign that.

    Sad day for the baseball world.

  5. TradeYouForHeathcliffSlocumb on May 1st, 2008 10:06 pm

    Plus one here.

    Glasses up if you’ve got ’em.

  6. jspektor on May 1st, 2008 10:07 pm

    I don’t know if you guys have read ‘Lords of the Realm’ but there is a fantastic story about Ron ‘Red’ Fairley and Buzzie Bavasi –

    I wont write it all here but Buzz was a huge part of baseball history and helped integrate the game with the infamous Branch Rickey.

    Condolences …

  7. Some Dude on May 1st, 2008 10:48 pm

    Baseball lost a great leader today. Condolences to Bill and Peter.

  8. OppositeField on May 1st, 2008 11:52 pm

    I just heard the news. RIP Buzzie.

  9. scott19 on May 2nd, 2008 12:59 am

    Here, here Dave…condolences, gentlemen.

  10. Spanky on May 2nd, 2008 5:16 am

    Life has it’s way of putting all things in perspective and as much as we eat, drink, and live baseball, there are things more important than the game. Condolences to the Bavasi family. And just remember, Buzz is not “gone”, he just went to find out what’s out there in the corn field.

    The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and that could be again. Oh people will come, Ray. People will most definitely come. (Terrance Man, Field of Dreams, 1989)

  11. xxtinynickxx on May 2nd, 2008 8:31 am

    RIP Buzzie and condolences to the Bavasi family.

  12. Dave Clapper on May 2nd, 2008 10:07 am

    Condolences, indeed. A good man whose impact on the game was huge, but yes, more importantly, raised great kids.

  13. Panev on May 2nd, 2008 11:04 am

    I have never met Bill, but Bob was a very nice person when he was in Everett.

    Buzzie I am sure was a proud father and rightly so.

  14. currcoug on May 2nd, 2008 11:25 am

    No question, Bavasi is at his core a decent person.

    My condolences.

  15. The Ghost of Spike Owen on May 2nd, 2008 11:45 am

    Condolences to Bill and family at a tough time.

    Buzzie was a baseball man, through and through.

  16. galaxieboi on May 2nd, 2008 1:30 pm

    Man, I’m sorry Bill. It’s rough losin’ your dad. Best thoughts are with you all…

  17. Steve T on May 2nd, 2008 2:37 pm

    One of the last links to the Brooklyn Dodgers, and one of the great executives of all time. I never liked the Dodgers myself, but my dad sure did. Even hating them, they were a worthy opponent in every respect.

  18. Danny Meyer Junior Mariner on May 2nd, 2008 6:21 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you

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