April 20, 2010
It's a sad day for the Rockies and the entire baseball world as Colorado team president Keli McGregor was found dead in his Utah hotel room this morning. He was only 48.
The Denver Post has the details:
Salt Lake City Det. Rick Wall said police responded to the Grand America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City and found McGregor in his room.
"We didn't see anything suspicious," Wall said. "He did pass away of natural causes. The official cause of death will be investigated by the Salt Lake City Medical Examiner's Office."
A former All-American tight end at Colorado State, McGregor joined the Rockies at the tail end of their inaugural season in 1993 and was named team president in 2001. He wasn't among the most visible team presidents in the league, but the success of the current homegrown Rockies team and the great Coors Field fan experience speaks to how good he was at his job. He leaves behind a wife and four children, so make sure to keep them in your thoughts today.