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Friday, February 28, 2014

Baltimore Sun: Monica Pence Barlow, Orioles PR director, dies at 36

Orioles public relations director Monica Pence Barlow died early Friday morning after a long battle with cancer. She was 36.

Barlow worked full-time in the Orioles front office since 2001. She started out with the club as a front office intern in 1999 and returned as a public relations assistant in 2001 before being named to replace former PR director Bill Stetka in 2008.

She was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in September 2009 but continued to lead the department until taking a leave of absence earlier this month. Throughout her illness, she campaigned on behalf of lung cancer research as a speaker and fundraiser for LUNGevity Foundation, the nation’s largest non-profit organization focused on the disease.

Best Regards, President of Comfort Posted: February 28, 2014 at 03:06 PM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: obituary, orioles, public relations

Thursday, November 21, 2013

ESPN: Union leader Michael Weiner dies

Condolences to his family.

Baseball players’ union head Michael Weiner has died 15 months after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. He was 51.

The union says Weiner died Thursday at his home in Mansfield Township, N.J.

Weiner was a plain-speaking labor lawyer known for his casual dress and easygoing manner. He took over as head of the powerful union four years ago and helped smooth its often-contentious relationship with MLB management.

A succession plan was put in place last summer that will lead to former big league All-Star Tony Clark taking over Weiner’s role as executive director.

AndrewJ Posted: November 21, 2013 at 09:07 PM | 34 comment(s)
  Beats: mlbpa, obituary, rip, union

 

 

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