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John Marzano...RIP

According to reports:

"John Marzano, the former Olympian, Major League baseball player turned baseball analyst, has died. He was 45.

Marzano, a native of South Philadelphia, was found dead inside his home on Passyunk Ave. in the city, a published report indicates. It was there, the report states, that a family member called police to break down the door where Marzano apparently fell. It has not been determined if Marzano suffered a heart attack or simply fell.

Marzano graduated from Philadelphia’s Central High School and Temple University, where he was a member of the school’s athletic Hall of Fame. As a catcher for Temple, Marzano earned a spot on the 1984 U.S. Olympic team before being drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the first round (14th overall pick) of the 1984 draft.

Marzano played in the big leagues for the Red Sox, Rangers and Mariners. He also played in the minors for the Indians and Phillies organizations.

Following his playing days, Marzano worked as an analyst for Comcast SportsNet on Phillies Post Game Live. He also appeared regularly on Philadelphia radio station 610-WIP. For the past two years Marzano worked for Major League Baseball’s web site where he co-hosted a show with Vinny Micucci every morning."

Johnny Marz was everything that sabre people disliked about analysts, but obviously that matters not when it comes down to life.  I am sure more details will start coming out, but nobody likes to see a life end early, especially at the age of 45.