Besides just being the owner of my surrogate second baseball team, Carl was regarded as an incredible philanthropist and a true rags to riches story. He grew up a member of a poor family during the Great Depression and later rose to rank number 102 on Forbes rich bastards list.
According to MLB:
"Since the day Carl Pohlad entered Major League Baseball, he made significant contributions to our game," Commissioner Bud H. Selig said in a written statement. "He has been a true leader in our sport for the past 25 years. His devotion to the Minnesota Twins, the Twin Cities and Major League Baseball was remarkable.
"In my long career, I have never met a more loyal and caring human being. We will miss Carl and all of baseball joins me in sending our deepest condolences to the Pohlad family for the loss of our friend and partner."
He remains in our thoughts here at the LLR. Here's to hoping the Twins give us something soon that doesn't require our thoughts and prayers, but perhaps a victory dance in honor of Carl instead!