When he closed games for the Seattle Mariners from 2004-2006, Eddie Guardado was serious enough to save 59 games while – off the field – terrorizing teammates with a penchant for practical jokes.
Now retired, the affable lefty and wife Lisa have a new cause: autism. It’s one that hits close to home, because their daughter Ava was diagnosed with it in 2007.
Living in Southern California, the Guardados have established a foundation with a more immediate goal than finding a cure.
“These kids can’t wait 10 years for the research. We have to use what works now … the …