Said his daughter, Carol Herron: "It's like someone reached in, yanked out half of Dad's heart and closed him back up again."
When the Moores arrived for the viewing, they found John Unitas waiting to pay his respects. For hours, the old Colts streamed into the mortuary on Edmondson Avenue: Jim Parker, Jim Mutscheller, Art Donovan ... Rick Volk, Roy Hilton, Roy Jefferson ... Lydell Mitchell, Tom Matte, Stan White.
At the funeral service, the Ravens sent a huge spray of purple flowers. And Joe Ehrmann, the Colt-turned-clergyman, touched everyone's hearts with an impromptu sermon.
"As Lenny's teammates, we went to honor the life of his son," Ehrmann said. "We all have these little broken boys inside of us that need be held, and hugged and affirmed. That's the reality of every man in this country."
Today, nearly two months after Les' death, the cards and phone calls keep coming from Lenny's colleagues. The Moores have heard from nearly every member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. On one desk is a note from Frank and Kathie Gifford; over there, a heartfelt letter from Bart Starr, the former Green Bay quarterback who himself lost a son 10 years ago.
There are cards from ex-players such as Howie Long and Joe Perry and Ollie Matson.
One call was from the wife of Lou "The Toe" Groza, Cleveland's place-kicker who helped beat the Colts for the 1964 title. Lenny helped console her; she had just lost Lou.
"I spoke at length with Raymond Berry [in Colorado]. He's a gem," Moore said. "And Gino [Marchetti] sent a beautiful verse and prayer."
The day after his son was buried, Lenny went to the Ravens' practice to share thoughts with the players, as he had on past occasions. In a cold drizzle, the Ravens gathered around. Instead of talking football, Moore spoke of his son.
Jermaine Lewis, who had experienced grief over his stillborn son, gave him a hug. Others consoled him as best they could.
In turn, he thanked them for the reprieve the team had given Les, and him, that last night in the hospital. Les had seemed on the mend watching the game, and jubilant the Ravens were on their way to the Super Bowl. He had told his dad:
"It doesn't get any better than this!"