Like Larry Schmitt on the PA or George Drysdale having a joke to tell, Doug Gruber was a constant a Komets home games. He wrote stories for the local NPR affiliate, loved to talk baseball and had a wonderful perspective on things. He died Thursday after a long battle with several illnesses. He was one of the behind-the-scenes folks who make going to the Komets games a unique experience, one of the folks who often get taken for granted.
Rest in peace, my friend. You'll have the best seat in the house for spring training.