UPDATE: Marty Scott reached his $30,000 goal on Tuesday afternoon!
A beloved baseball man needs our help. Marty Scott, who spent six years in the Marlins player development department and 40 years total in pro ball, continues to battle medical issues that surfaced last fall. He has set up a GoFundMe campaign explaining the situation:
“I am currently receiving dialysis three days a week and struggle with blood pressure with my medical issues. I have exhausted all of my savings and maxed out credit cards and will soon be homeless without any income.”
As of late Sunday morning, Scott was nearly halfway to his $30,000 goal.
The name may look familiar to you. Even those you weren’t aware of Scott while he was employed by the Marlins heard about his dismissal in December. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported that he was recovering just two days after colon cancer surgery when the team informed him that his contract would not be renewed for the 2018 season. It swelled into a PR nightmare for Derek Jeter and his new front office, who seemed to be oblivious to Scott’s circumstances.
In 2015, FOX Sports Florida profiled Scott when he served as vice president of player development:
He impacted many lives in that role as evidenced by the GoFundMe donor list, which includes former Marlins executive Dan Jennings, media members Keith Olbermann, Joe Frisaro and Barry Bloom, and major league players Christian Yelich, Tom Koehler, Anthony Rizzo, Alex Sanabia and Corey Knebel. The campaign was quietly set up about a month ago, but received heightened exposure this weekend.
Echoing Koehler’s tweet, all that matters now is Scott’s well being.
I ask people not to pass judgment on marlins ownership past or present and please focus on Marty.— Tom Koehler (@TKREFRESH22) July 8, 2018
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