Tim Mead New HoF President
By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
COOPERSTOWN – Tim Mead is anything if not approachable.
Walking by that display board of standings in front of the Hall of Fame the other day, Glendaly Garcia of Hartford, Conn., called out to the new president of Baseball’s Mecca: “Can you take our photo?”
Unhesitatingly, he did, then posed with the family, now thrilled at meeting the man who holds one of the highest-profile jobs in the National Pastime.
That kind of personal touch is important, the Garcias can tell you: A decade ago, dad Luis was diagnosed with cancer, and the family brought him to Cooperstown to fulfill a lifelong dream. He recovered, and a month ago was diagnosed with brain cancer.
Meeting Tim Mead made their visit that much more special.