On Saturday morning the sports media world learned that former ESPN producer Barry Sacks suffered a heart attack.

Longtime college basketball analyst Dick Vitale took to Twitter asking for prayers for his good friend. Vitale said Sacks remains hospitalized following the “very serious” heart attack.

“Pls take a moment to say a prayer for my good friend & former outstanding producer @espn Barry Sacks as he suffered a very serious heart attack. Currently he is hospitalized and your prayers are needed,” Vitale said this morning.

The sports world is praying for Barry after Vitale’s message.

“A fantastic guy, great colleague and passionate Rangers fan. Thinking of you Barry,” one person said.

“Keeping Barry, his family and so many friends that care for him in my thoughts today. Keep fighting B,” added another.

“Barry gave me my first shot in the sports industry and I could never thank him enough for that. Sending love and prayers to one of my favorite people,” said a third.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Sacks family.