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« Reply #425: October 27, 2021, 09:29:41 PM »
Bob Ferry passed away.

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« Reply #426: October 31, 2021, 01:52:48 PM »
Jerry Remy. 

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« Reply #427: October 31, 2021, 02:00:25 PM »
Jerry Remy.

Sad to hear. Didn’t realize this, per Wiki: Remy was selected by the Washington Senators in the 19th round of the 1970 MLB draft, but he did not sign.

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« Reply #428: October 31, 2021, 04:25:44 PM »
Jerry Remy. 
had not seen this yet. It was kind of seen as imminent when he threw outthe first ball for the NYY wild card game. He had 4 or 5 relapses of lung cancer over the past 5+ years.

Really it was Sean McDonough who helped him develop his broadcast style and ability to be both baseball sharp and funny too, then his work with Orsillo that helped DO develop into one of the best.  The pizza toss play by play is a classic, as is the time lenny Clark and Dennis Leary visited the booth and found out the Greek G-d of Walks is Jewish. His shtick with Wally and miny Wally and his chair was funny for a while and helped establish the mascot . But beyond the humor, he was sharp about the game and could convey it without being smug

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« Reply #429: October 31, 2021, 05:02:08 PM »
had not seen this yet. It was kind of seen as imminent when he threw outthe first ball for the NYY wild card game. He had 4 or 5 relapses of lung cancer over the past 5+ years.

Really it was Sean McDonough who helped him develop his broadcast style and ability to be both baseball sharp and funny too, then his work with Orsillo that helped DO develop into one of the best.  The pizza toss play by play is a classic, as is the time lenny Clark and Dennis Leary visited the booth and found out the Greek G-d of Walks is Jewish. His shtick with Wally and miny Wally and his chair was funny for a while and helped establish the mascot . But beyond the humor, he was sharp about the game and could convey it without being smug
Don’t know much about his announcing but remember him at 2B.  Was Denny Doyle after him?

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« Reply #430: October 31, 2021, 05:24:30 PM »
Don’t know much about his announcing but remember him at 2B.  Was Denny Doyle after him?
doyle was 1975, I think. Remy came over in a trade with the Angels for 1978. After him, I think it was Marty Barrett for 1986 then Jody Reed. Sometime in there, before or after Reed, was Glen Hoffman, Trevor's oler brother. Gets fuzzy for me after that, John Valetin and Jose Offerman, which takes you just about up to Todd Walker, Mark Belhorn, Alex Cora, then Dustin Pedroia?

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« Reply #431: November 01, 2021, 03:18:07 PM »
had not seen this yet. It was kind of seen as imminent when he threw outthe first ball for the NYY wild card game. He had 4 or 5 relapses of lung cancer over the past 5+ years.

Really it was Sean McDonough who helped him develop his broadcast style and ability to be both baseball sharp and funny too, then his work with Orsillo that helped DO develop into one of the best.  The pizza toss play by play is a classic, as is the time lenny Clark and Dennis Leary visited the booth and found out the Greek G-d of Walks is Jewish. His shtick with Wally and miny Wally and his chair was funny for a while and helped establish the mascot . But beyond the humor, he was sharp about the game and could convey it without being smug
Remy was a gem in the booth, so good at explaining what was going on and always with such a great sense of humor about the goings-on in the stands and on the field. I am so glad the Sox gave him a day I think a year or two ago where they honored him and gave him a bunch of gifts, some seemed silly but he seemed so genuinely appreciative of that moment and so sincerely happy it was hard to not get emotional watching it. RIP Remdog, Red Sox Nation's forever mayor.

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« Reply #433: November 05, 2021, 05:18:26 AM »
Russell Ebert (72) - SANFL and Port Adelaide legend. :(

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« Reply #434: November 09, 2021, 03:10:51 PM »
Former Georgia Senator and VA administrator Max Cleland: https://www.ajc.com/news/former-va-administrator-and-georgia-senator-max-cleland-dies-at-home/DWPONQVGLNBYDEJE6BMSW5LE2A/

He served in multiple public roles despite losing 3 limbs in Vietnam.

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« Reply #435: November 10, 2021, 03:21:56 AM »
Dean Stockwell takes a Quantum Leap, at 85...

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« Reply #436: November 13, 2021, 05:48:21 PM »
Sam Huff at 87.

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« Reply #437: November 13, 2021, 08:02:38 PM »
Sam Huff at 87.

Just saw it. When Huff arrived, the team previously known as the Deadskins began to have a defense.

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« Reply #438: November 14, 2021, 07:34:11 AM »
Did anyone in DC actually listen to the TV announcers during the heydays of Sonny, Sam, and Frank? Everyone I knew muted the TV so they could listen to those three on the radio.


RIP, Sam. One of the last ties to a golden era of Washington football.

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« Reply #439: November 14, 2021, 09:33:38 PM »
Did anyone in DC actually listen to the TV announcers during the heydays of Sonny, Sam, and Frank? Everyone I knew muted the TV so they could listen to those three on the radio.


RIP, Sam. One of the last ties to a golden era of Washington football.

They were a great team, no doubt about it. 

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« Reply #440: November 15, 2021, 03:51:18 PM »
former major leaguer Julio Lugo has died at age 45 from an apparent heart attack.

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« Reply #441: November 15, 2021, 04:59:02 PM »
former major leaguer Julio Lugo has died at age 45 from an apparent heart attack.
wow.  I always liked Lugo in part because he was my discovery in my fantasy baseball draft maybe back in 2004 with the Rays, then he ended up on the Sox.  45 is pretty young for an athlete to have heart issues.   

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« Reply #442: November 22, 2021, 06:17:59 PM »
Doug Jones of Cleveland Indians fame has died of COVID at age 64

https://larrybrownsports.com/baseball/ex-all-star-doug-jones-dies-64-covid/587585


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« Reply #444: November 26, 2021, 07:51:48 PM »
Stephen Sondheim, 91


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« Reply #446: November 29, 2021, 11:17:24 AM »
Lee Elder, the first black golfer to play in the Masters, at age 87.