Cafardo was 62 years old.
He was a writer at The Boston Globe for 30 years, where he covered the Red Sox and the Patriots.
The news of Cafardo's passing caused an immediate outpouring of tributes from many of his respective colleagues in the baseball community.
Nick Cafardo’s passing has stunned all of us here in Fort Myers. One of the giants of our business, Nick was a kind, decent man who brightened the press box. As someone who sat next to him for more than 25 years,l can attest to his good nature. https://t.co/tA4fMPv24x— Steve Buckley (@BuckinBoston) February 21, 2019
Even former players had to pay their respects.
The world is darker today without @nickcafardo. His fairness, love for the game and great heart made fans of us all. All my prayers to @bostonglobe @Ben_ESPN and the rest of his family. We will miss you from field to booth, Nick.— Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) February 21, 2019
Cafardo was at JetBlue Park when he
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