Tragedy hits close to home

My deepest sympathies go out today to Dave Miley, a man I am proud to call my friend and one of the truly good people in this game. Dave’s son, Cody, was killed in a car crash this morning in Tampa. He would have turned 18 next week — just a few months older than my own daughter. I can’t even begin to imagine the level of grief that accompanies such a loss. Dave is the Yankees’ Triple-A manager at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He was the Reds’ Triple-A manager and later their major-league manager during the four years in which I covered the team. Below is a link to the story in the Tampa Tribune, partially written by another mutual friend of mine and Dave’s, Marc Lancaster.