June 05, 2006

Hidden: Former major league umpire has stroke: Eric Gregg, a good guy with a bad problem. As a born and raised Philadelphian working around town we would always see him jogging trying to keep that massive frame under control. He always got a "Yo Gregg!" or at least a toot on the horn. Get well soon, homie.

posted by GoBirds to baseball at 07:21 PM - 8 comments

Just heard on WIP, he passed away this evening.

posted by pauleye at 08:08 PM on June 05, 2006

Aww damn...such a shame. R.I.P.

posted by GoBirds at 08:28 PM on June 05, 2006

I'll never forget the game that Eric was working 3rd base. He had taken off quite a bit of weight in the off season and as Ozzie Smith went out to his ss position he detored over to 3rd base and put a hamburger on the bag. Eric almost fell over laughing and he gave Ozzie a high five. The burger ended up in the Mets dugout. He was one of the good ones and he'll be missed. RIP Eric.

posted by st.louie at 08:58 PM on June 05, 2006

55, Thats still way to young.R.I.P.

posted by kckurtbusch at 09:12 PM on June 05, 2006

I was at that game, "st. louis". Good memory! Umps can be real pricks, but I always thought that Gregg gave his best. Peace, Eric Gregg.

posted by wolfdad at 09:23 PM on June 05, 2006


posted by curtangle at 11:05 PM on June 05, 2006

A real shame. I remember seeing an interview with Eric when he was trying to lose the weight. Seemed like a great guy, many spoke highly of him. Now he's "safe at home"! RIP

posted by FtheRedSux at 12:32 AM on June 06, 2006

Eric was a good friend and a mentor as I was trying to break into organized ball. He will be sorely missed. RIP *

posted by elovrich at 02:52 AM on June 06, 2006

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