One day after ESPN reporter Pedro Gomez died unexpectedly, the network honored him with a touching tribute on Monday night’s SportsCenter.
Reporter Michele Steele narrated the video, which highlighted Gomez’s family and his journalism career that spanned over three decades.
“With his glorious smile and his effusive charm, Pedro Gomez became the light of any room he entered,” Steele said in the video. “And on the baseball field, any baseball field, he was greeted by name, and more often than not, a warm embrace. He was beloved by everyone and kind.”
Tributes to Gomez have poured in this week from his ESPN colleagues, his fellow sportswriters and numerous people across MLB and the baseball community. Many have spoken of Gomez’s kindness, his willingness to help young reporters on the beat and his love for his family.
“Pedro was far more than a media personality. He was a dad, loving