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« Reply #675: January 22, 2021, 11:06:20 AM »
Poor guy had to say nice things to BALCO Bonds after Mike Bacsik grooved him a batting practice pitch in SF.     
He was a class act, sad day for baseball for sure :(

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« Reply #676: January 22, 2021, 02:55:45 PM »
Hank Aaron.

https://www.aol.com/hall-famer-former-home-run-154633775.html

He got the covid vaccine 2 weeks ago in a well publicized effort to reassure the black community of its safety. Don't know if there is a connection as the cause of death has not been reported.

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« Reply #677: January 22, 2021, 03:45:57 PM »
He got the covid vaccine 2 weeks ago in a well publicized effort to reassure the black community of its safety. Don't know if there is a connection as the cause of death has not been reported.

My guess is being 86 was the leading cause. Whatever it was, it's sad to hear and I hope his name coming up helps inspire kids today when they hear of how hard he worked, as well as how widely he is admired.

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« Reply #678: January 22, 2021, 06:56:29 PM »
RIP, All Time Home Run King. 

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« Reply #679: January 22, 2021, 08:14:54 PM »
One thing I didn't remember about the record breaking home run by Henry is that the Dodgers LF was Billy Buckner.   He tried climbing the fence although he was not really close to it. 

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« Reply #680: January 23, 2021, 08:23:00 AM »
Larry King died at 87. 


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« Reply #681: January 23, 2021, 08:35:01 AM »
Larry King died at 87. 

Had a heck of a run. RIP Larry.

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« Reply #682: January 23, 2021, 10:13:22 AM »
Larry King died at 87. 


Never recovered from the COVID or did it just wear him out so something else got him?  At one point, he had been discharged from the ICU, but I guess he never really got out of the woods.

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« Reply #683: January 23, 2021, 10:38:10 AM »
RIP, All Time Home Run King. 

According to the front-page article in this morning's Post print edition, this makes 10 Baseball Hall of Famers deceased since this past April.

This Covid period has been absolutely brutal.

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« Reply #684: January 23, 2021, 04:34:40 PM »
The more I look at stats and read these retrospectives, the more I think you can make a credible argument that Aaron is the best player of all time. Given his consistency.

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« Reply #685: January 23, 2021, 04:52:57 PM »
The more I look at stats and read these retrospectives, the more I think you can make a credible argument that Aaron is the best player of all time. Given his consistency.

The results and the longevity on top of the ordeals he had to overcome - no complaints from me about that statement.

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« Reply #686: January 23, 2021, 05:09:29 PM »
The more I look at stats and read these retrospectives, the more I think you can make a credible argument that Aaron is the best player of all time. Given his consistency.
He's right up there.  I mean no one was paying attention to him catching Ruth and there he was.  30-45 home runs every year. 

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« Reply #687: January 23, 2021, 05:13:48 PM »
The more I look at stats and read these retrospectives, the more I think you can make a credible argument that Aaron is the best player of all time. Given his consistency.
just a metronome in terms of performance after his initial peak MVP season.


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« Reply #689: January 27, 2021, 06:08:20 PM »
Cloris Leachman, 94. RIP.

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« Reply #690: January 27, 2021, 06:28:19 PM »
Cloris Leachman, 94. RIP.
Frau Blucher.


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« Reply #691: January 27, 2021, 06:32:05 PM »
Frau Blucher.

Saw natural causes so at least she was spared covid.

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« Reply #692: January 28, 2021, 07:42:56 PM »
Cicely Tyson, 96

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« Reply #693: January 28, 2021, 07:43:49 PM »
Cicely Tyson, 96
Holy crap--who knew she was still alive?

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« Reply #698: January 29, 2021, 10:10:15 PM »
What a great coach.  And the Philly Big 5 was such a great intracity rivalry.   RIP
Nothing better than watching a college basketball game at the Palestra. 

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« Reply #699: January 31, 2021, 05:09:44 PM »
Mel Antonen, former MASN contributor and long-time baseball reporter. Just 64.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2021/01/31/former-usa-today-mlb-reporter-mel-antonen-dies-64/4331940001/