Baltimore was hit with tragic news Tuesday night with the announcement that Mo Gaba, a monster fan of the Ravens and Orioles, passed away. He was 14 years old.
Gaba was popular amongst fans in Baltimore, as well as both the Orioles and Ravens organizations. One of his biggest supporters and closest friends was Trey Mancini.
Mancini, who was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer earlier this year, was always close with Gaba. On Tuesday night, Mancini tweeted his condolences and briefly detailed the two’s relationship.
Rest In Peace, my friend. Your kindness, bravery, and positivity has left a lasting impact on all of us who were lucky enough to have met you. You have truly made this world a better place. We love you, Mo. pic.twitter.com/QzXMFFyG5S— Trey Mancini (@TreyMancini) July 29, 2020
The duo of Gaba and Mancini has spent years being friends.
A special Happy Birthday message from Mo to his good friend @TreyMancini 🧡 pic.twitter.com/r9VxZoMXWT— Baltimore Orioles 😷 (@Orioles) March 18, 2020
Earlier Tuesday, Gaba was elected to the Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame. He was the second-ever recipient of the Wild Bill Hagy Award.
“There is no one more deserving of this incredible honor than Mo,” Mancini said in a release from the team. “Throughout his battles with cancer, Mo never lost his kind spirit, his sense of humor, or his love of the Orioles. His tremendous courage and unwavering positivity in the face of such challenging circumstances have made him an inspiration to me and so many others. It is fitting that Mo will now have a place in the Orioles Hall of Fame alongside some of the most iconic figures in franchise history, and for him to be honored as the recipient of the Wild Billy Hagy Award is truly special. I could not be happier for my friend, Mo, and his mother, Sonsy.”
One of the more popular interactions between the two was when Gaba wished Mancini a happy birthday in March.
“I hope you’re feeling well, I hope you have a good birthday,” Gaba said on Mancini’s birthday, on March 18. “I just want to tell you how much you mean to me. You’re like the brother I never had.”
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