Not many individuals get to listen to their very own eulogy, however the YES Community gave one native New York sports activities reporter that uncommon alternative over the weekend.
The YES Community broadcast crew took trip of Sunday’s New York Yankees–Tampa Bay Rays recreation to supply a considerate ‘relaxation in peace’ tribute to a fixture within the New York sports activities media scene, Bob Trainor. It was a beautiful gesture for an area reporter and his household. However it could have been even higher if that they had the foresight to examine in with Trainor, who continues to be alive and nicely, fortunately.
Somebody obtained phrase that Trainor had handed over the weekend and the information unfold on Twitter, with quite a few sports activities media members weighing in to supply their condolences. Finally, the rumors made its strategy to YES and play-by-play voice Michael Kay.
“Unhappy information,” Kay stated throughout Sunday’s Yankee broadcast. “In case you’ve ever been round a serious league ballpark of any sporting occasions in New York…you noticed Bob Trainor there and he handed away at present. 40-year fixture in all the clubhouses, and our condolences exit to Bob’s household and pals.”
Kay and the YES Community weren’t alone in providing their condolences, they had been simply the one ones to do it on dwell TV earlier than somebody tried to contact Trainor or his household. Finally, native radio replace anchor Mike Mancuso determined to do go the additional mile in his reporting by reaching out to Trainor. And would you consider, Mancuso obtained a telephone name from none aside from Bob Trainor himself.
Pals, one thing did not really feel proper concerning the varied experiences of Bob’s passing, so I reached out and BOB known as me this morning. HAPPY to say he is alive and doing nicely. Bob is grateful for all the type phrases. My honest apologizes for responding to experiences with out affirmation. https://t.co/DGfECBX0Ep
— Mike Mancuso (@Mikemancuso9) September 5, 2022
It’s an awesome lesson in journalism and reporting, a bit due diligence can go a good distance. And, contemplating what number of instances untimely experiences of dying have unfold, it may be particularly necessary there.
Trainor has performed a major function behind-the-scenes of New York’s sports activities media, gathering sound from locker rooms and press conferences whereas growing robust relationships with groups, gamers and broadcasters. Hopefully, will probably be a protracted whereas earlier than Trainor will get eulogized once more.[YES Network]