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Commissioner's statement regarding Bryan Burwell

Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig issued the following statement this afternoon regarding the passing of St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bryan Burwell, who was 59:

"Like so many others in the sports community today, I am shocked and saddened by the passing of respected journalist Bryan Burwell. From his recent coverage of the Cardinals to chronicling the National Pastime as a whole, Bryan's passion and professionalism were evident throughout his long and distinguished sports media career.

Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig issued the following statement this afternoon regarding the passing of St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bryan Burwell, who was 59:

"Like so many others in the sports community today, I am shocked and saddened by the passing of respected journalist Bryan Burwell. From his recent coverage of the Cardinals to chronicling the National Pastime as a whole, Bryan's passion and professionalism were evident throughout his long and distinguished sports media career.

"On behalf of Major League Baseball and our 30 Clubs, I extend my deepest condolences to Bryan's wife Dawn, his daughter Victoria, his readers and his many friends throughout our game."