The life and legacy of Mo Gaba, the Ravens and Orioles superfan who died this summer at age 14 after a long battle with cancer, will be featured in a segment scheduled to air during ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown” this weekend.
Among those interviewed for the feature, “The Big Mo Show,” were Mo’s mother, Sonsy Gaba; 105.7 The Fan’s Jeremy Conn, on whose radio show Mo became a fixture; Ravens coach John Harbaugh; Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta; and Ravens guard Ben Powers, whose selection in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL draft was announced by Mo.
Mo, a Glen Burnie resident who was blind for most of his life, left a mark on the Baltimore sports community. His eighth-grade graduation was celebrated with a car parade featuring appearances from Orioles like outfielder Trey Mancini and Ravens guard Bradley Bozeman.
In July, Mo was inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame just hours before he died. In September, the Ravens painted gold the “MO” in “BALTIMORE” in one M&T Bank Stadium end zone and filled an entire section of seats with cutouts of him. A street named after him, Mo Gaba Way, will also be dedicated in December near M&T Bank Stadium and Camden Yards.
“It’s all about your ability to connect with people, right?” Harbaugh says in the piece. “I mean, everything is. Mo connects with everybody. That’s what really counts, I think.”