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(AUDIO) Roger Mooney: Don Zimmer’s Passing is a Chapter in Baseball that is Closing

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Tampa Bay Devil Rays coach Don Zimmer during practice at Raymond A. Naimoli baseball complex in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 23, 2006. (photo: A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Devil Rays coach Don Zimmer during practice at Raymond A. Naimoli baseball complex in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 23, 2006. (photo: A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

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After the passing of baseball legend Don Zimmer, Roger Mooney from the Tampa Tribune joined us to discuss what Zim was like in the Rays clubhouse and what he meant to the organization.

Mooney told Booger and Rich that when the news came down that Zimmer had passed away it was a jolt even though everyone knew he wasn’t doing well. Mooney said this is another chapter in baseball that is closing.

Mooney shared some stories about Zim and said that he was like a walking baseball history book. If you wanted to know about Jackie Robinson or the 1962 Mets, you didn’t need to grab a book, you just asked Don Zimmer.

One of the things people don’t realize about Zim Mooney said is just how approachable he was. He would disarm you with his smile and he simply loved to share his knowledge of baseball.

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