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Offseason Passings - 2020-21

 
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PostPosted: Fri 12/11/20 12:02 am    Post subject: Offseason Passings - 2020-21 Reply with quote

The most notable one in recent weeks is Dick Allen, but I'll have to post about others as well.

Rest in peace.
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PostPosted: Fri 12/11/20 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. I may barely remember him but he was among the best players in baseball at the time in the 1960s. I hear a lot being said about how much others respected him. At least I am hearing it now.
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PostPosted: Sat 12/12/20 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you know Charley Pride the C&W singer, used to be a professional baseball player? I didn't know. Since he just died today from COVID, here is an article I read and learned more about him. He was 86. Rest in peace.
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PostPosted: Thu 12/31/20 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, Sunny - that was really interesting. Charley Pride was a favorite of many in my family.

This is really sad news - Desi Herrera has died at 46 of cancer. He was so influential to many as a coach. Rest in peace, Desi. Article from Union Tribune
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PostPosted: Fri 1/1/21 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hadn't heard about that. He had such a positive impact on so many young players, I know he will be missed. A guy with a huge heart, and he was only 46. Sad Condolences to his family.
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PostPosted: Sun 1/17/21 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being away for a week, I feel like I was buried in a deluge. When I got back I was further behind than when I left, so even then I didn't get back to posting regularly for another week.

A lot of baseball news was happening the first week of this year, and one of the saddest items of note was the passing of Vin's wife, Sandi Scully, on January 4. (We lost Tommy later that week, but that is a separate thread for the Hall of Fame manager.)

Sandi passed away of ALS, and I can only imagine the pain Vin and family are going through now. This is the second wife he's lost. For all the games we have missed having him for, I'm so glad he had those last four years with his beloved wife while having an uninterrupted schedule. And I'm so grateful that she lent him to us during the season for so long, which means so much to Dodger fans. She was our family. May she, too, rest in peace. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon 1/18/21 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems like a rough week especially thinking about other non baseball things going on. I admired Mrs. Scully, she always seemed so classy and humble like her husband.
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PostPosted: Tue 1/19/21 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She was a treasure! This was a surprise to most of us.
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