Bruce Seid unexpectedly passed away while visiting family in Las Vegas. He was just 53 years old.
Seid was the Brewers amateur scouting director since 2008, when Jack Zduriencik left to become general manager of the Mariners. Seid had, overall, been in the organization for 17 years.
It's things like this that really make you think less about wins and losses. The team may not be winning much on the field but this is certainly the biggest loss they have suffered recently.
Seid has, most notably, been in charge of the Brewers drafts in recent years and was coming off perhaps his most acclaimed draft class yet. Players drafted during his tenure include Mike Fiers, Khris Davis, Jimmy Nelson and Scooter Gennett.
Thoughts and best wishes go out to the Brewers organization and, especially, Seid's own family.
Below are reactions on Twitter from around baseball:
RIP Bruce Seid. Thankful to have known such a good man. You will be missed.— Kyle Heckathorn (@KyleHeckathorn) September 3, 2014
My heart hurts today, bc the world lost another great man. A man of dignity, respect, honor, and loyalty.Bruce Seid thank you for everything— Josh Prince (@JoshPrince17) September 3, 2014
Shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of @Brewers scouting director Bruce Seid, a true gentleman. Tough time for the organization.— Drew Olson (@DrewOlsonMKE) September 3, 2014
Condolences to the entire #Brewers family on the loss of scouting director Bruce Seid. Sad, awful news. Seid was 53. RIP.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 3, 2014
Oh my, just seeing the news of Bruce Seid's passing. A dedicated worker who would go to the mat for his players.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) September 3, 2014
RIP Bruce Seid, I wouldn't be where I am today without this man believing in me.— Tucker Neuhaus (@Tucker_Neuhaus) September 3, 2014
My condolences to the family of @Brewers scouting director Bruce Seid, who died Tuesday. He was always very passionate about his players.— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) September 3, 2014
As bad as things have gone for #Brewers on field, it pales in comparison to loss of Bruce Seid. He loved the organization. Tireless worker.— Tom (@Haudricourt) September 3, 2014
No one spoke with more enthusiasm and passion about the talent in #Brewers farm system than Bruce Seid. He was so dedicated to organization.— Tom (@Haudricourt) September 3, 2014
I am shattered by the news that Bruce Seid has passed away. Learned so much from my talks with him. His drafts are least of his legacy.— Will Carroll (@injuryexpert) September 3, 2014
Shocked at news of Bruce Seid, 53, Brewers Director of amateur scouting, passed away. In organization 17 years. Loved talking prospects.— Bob Brainerd (@BobBrainerd) September 3, 2014
Forever grateful to the man who put a Pro uniform on my back. RIP Bruce Seid.— Dustin Houle (@dhoulio) September 3, 2014