Thursday, February 21, 2019

Longtime Red Sox Baseball Writer Nick Cafardo Dies At Age 62

Nick Cafardo, who has covered the Red Sox at various publications for more than three decades, collapsed and died today at the Red Sox Spring Training facility in Florida. Cafardo, just 62 years of age, had covered the Red Sox for The Boston Globe since 1989—after beginning his journalism career with The Quincy Patriot Ledger. He wrote the iconic 'On Baseball' Sunday notes column in the Globe, which was a destination piece for thousands of Sox fans every week. Cafardo reportedly suffered an embolism while walking from the jetBlue Park field to the batting cages. It was his day off, but he still reported to the Spring Training facility today. We express our condolences to his family.