By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer
AUSTIN, Texas — By now you’ve likely heard about the passing last Thursday of legendary Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido from complications of a stroke, and surely have read many of the tributes after his death from fans, former players, major league baseball legends and even many journalists who covered Coach Garrido through the years.
I was one of those reporters, and I want to tell you that I’m still really hurting. I can’t believe Coach Garrido is gone.
When I was informed of his death, I was in a restaurant in Chinatown in New York City, with my wife, my college-aged daughter and her life-long friend on a quick vacation. I had to excuse myself and take a few minutes