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Boston Globe columnist Nick Cafardo, 62, dies in the Red Sox camp

For the people who cover baseball, especially those covering the Yankees and the Red Sox, there is always a familiarity. They often meet during regular season, sometimes in the after-season and then in the offseason on as winter meetings. Everyone is fighting for the same stories, so some become rivals, while others are friends. Nick Cafardo, the columnist for The Boston Globe who passed away at 62 on Thursday, just seemed to have friends. It was therefore shock and sorrow from spring training sites across Florida and Arizona that the news dissemination that Cafardo had died from, what The Globe said, was an obvious embolism at the Red Sox Camp in Fort Myers, Fla. Cafardo was on JetBlue Park on Thursday, although it was a rare day off. Red Sox's medical staff couldn't revive him. Cafardo was known for his quest for news, his welcoming personality and for being a family man. Almost half of Cafarda's life was spent working for The Globe, which he joined in 1 989. He wrote the legendary Boston Globe baseball note column born under Peter Gammon's byline and continued with Gordon Edes. Cafardo hit third in the strong order. When Cafardo's two children, Ben and Emilee grew up, Nick was valuable enough for The Globe as the editors of the paper made it possible for him to move from the baseball tune to the football stroke, which is much easier on a family. For the majority of Ben and Emile's childhood, he covered the…

For the people who cover baseball, especially those covering the Yankees and the Red Sox, there is always a familiarity.

They often meet during regular season, sometimes in the after-season and then in the offseason on as winter meetings.

Everyone is fighting for the same stories, so some become rivals, while others are friends. Nick Cafardo, the columnist for The Boston Globe who passed away at 62 on Thursday, just seemed to have friends.

It was therefore shock and sorrow from spring training sites across Florida and Arizona that the news dissemination that Cafardo had died from, what The Globe said, was an obvious embolism at the Red Sox Camp in Fort Myers, Fla.

Cafardo was on JetBlue Park on Thursday, although it was a rare day off. Red Sox’s medical staff couldn’t revive him.

Cafardo was known for his quest for news, his welcoming personality and for being a family man.

Almost half of Cafarda’s life was spent working for The Globe, which he joined in 1

989.

He wrote the legendary Boston Globe baseball note column born under Peter Gammon’s byline and continued with Gordon Edes. Cafardo hit third in the strong order.

When Cafardo’s two children, Ben and Emilee grew up, Nick was valuable enough for The Globe as the editors of the paper made it possible for him to move from the baseball tune to the football stroke, which is much easier on a family.

For the majority of Ben and Emile’s childhood, he covered the patriots so he could do his school events and games. During that time he wrote one of his books on New England’s first championship, “The Impossible Team: The Worst to First Patriots Super Bowl Season”.

However, Cafardo’s first love covered baseball and he returned to it for the past 15 years.

Carfardo’s friendly smile was to be seen at Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park and almost everywhere in between.

In the past few years, he and his wife, Leeanne, grandparents and his family had come to call him “Gramps.”

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