We at the LD Blog are certainly disappointed to lose Lenny to the West Coast. I've pulled some of the reaction from around the web below. For all you Oakland fans logging in (thanks for the link, random commenter at Athletics Nation -- though, to be fair, my favorite A's blog name has to be the Athletic Supporters over at MVN with Evan)
One of the friendliest and most cerebral players ever to wear a Boston uniform, DiNardo has a passion for rock music and developed deep friendships with many musicians he met in Boston, including members of the Gentlemen, Buffalo Tom, the Dropkick Murphys, Juliana Hatfield, Kay Hanley and Evan Dando. He has been a fixture at Hot Stove Cool Music fundraiser concerts, playing guitar in Peter Gammons’ all-star band. He’ll find a kindred spirit in Oakland GM Billy Beane, who shares a love of indie, obscure, punk and cutting-edge music.
Evan, over at Firebrand of the American League, is also disappointed about DiNardo's departure:
Count me unhappy with the move. Nick DeBarr, our Rule 5 Draft pick this year, will definitely not make the team. In my opinion, DiNardo is better than Javier Lopez, and we also just signed J.C. Romero and have one of my favorites, Craig Breslow, on the roster. I was a fan of DiNardo, as he was a good guy and I thought could eventually have a nice run of being a solid middle reliever. He still has a great chance at having that run, but he’ll have to do it donning green and gold now.
The Mighty Quinn Machine doles out a bit of trivia of which I was unaware:
DiNardo was the first former Brooklyn Cyclones player to get a World Series ring.
"From Dallas, Texas, the flash -- apparently official. The Lenny DiNardo blog died at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time -- a half hour ago."
P.S. If you're looking for a really funny sports blog, check Chris from Westboro's Your Fantasy Team Sucks. If you're looking for entertaining, insightful political, social, and rock commentary, check out Graham from Brookline's The Massachusetts Liberal.