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Rockies pay respect to late exec

DENVER — Rockies president Keli McGregor was remembered as a devoted father and husband and a one-of-a-kind chief executive during an emotional memorial service Sunday at Coors Field.

Several thousand people were in attendance on a windy, brisk day, filling the stands behind home plate, which was covered with a podium surrounded by purple flowers and greenery. Also on the podium were photos of McGregor, his wife, Lori, and their four children, and a large wooden cross.

The entire team, along with members of the organization, joined family and friends in the stands for the tribute to McGregor, 48, who died unexpectedly Tuesday in a Salt Lake City hotel room. Police have said there were no signs of foul play and the medical examiner's office has assumed the investigation of his death.

Speakers at the 90-minute service included former Rockies manager Clint Hurdle, a close friend of McGregor, and his children, all of whom wore Rockies jerseys with the No. 88 that their father wore as a star tight end at Colorado State.

Hurdle, now the Rangers hitting coach, recalled being at Fenway Park in Boston when he learned that McGregor died.

"I walked outside, under the Green Monster, and I think I cried for 30 minutes, because I needed to," Hurdle said, his voice cracking. "Death will always be a gut check of the highest order."

BEANED PITCHER TO DL: Pirates RHP Chris Jakubauskas was released from a Houston hospital a day after he was struck in the head by a line drive. Jakubauskas was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a concussion and head contusion.

LEE STRONG: Mariners LHP Cliff Lee, working his way back after straining his abdomen during spring training, pitched six shutout innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Tacoma.

WILSON FORGIVING: Angels C Bobby Wilson, a former Seminole High standout, said he harbors no ill will toward Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira, who plowed into him while scoring Friday. "He was playing baseball," Wilson said. "He was playing hard."

FAN TUMBLES: A unnamed spectator fell about 14 feet from the lower level in leftfield in Milwaukee while the Cubs took batting practice. The man reportedly was moving all his extremities.

BREWERS: RHP Jeff Suppan was pulled from the rotation in favor of LHP Chris Narveson.

GIANTS: 2B Freddy Sanchez, coming back from shoulder surgery, is playing in extended spring training games and could rejoin the club by mid May.

ROCKIES: RF Brad Hawpe went on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps.

ROYALS: INF Josh Fields will have right hip surgery that could end his season.

Rockies pay respect to late exec 04/25/10 [Last modified: Sunday, April 25, 2010 10:02pm]
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