After that moment, my son and I went to the Fan Forum and watched a tribute video about Earl and listened to Gary Thorne break the news to the capacity crowd at Fan Fest. It was a really tough moment. I shed some tears, that's for sure.
After we left Fan Fest today, we made our way to the retired numbers and paid our respects to Earl, then made our way to the statues that had just been dedicated last season and paid more respects to Earl.
So, I am really sad this evening. Baseball lost some legends. I, as an Oriole fan, lost the first Oriole Hall of Famer. Luckily, I was able to watch Earl at Brooks' statue unveiling last summer and I will always have that memory.
My prayers go out to both of their families.