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919191
12-18-2008, 02:03 AM
Former Astro, Padre, and surfer

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=Atcna5SeuXSq2MvLGVbxMs4RvLYF?slug=ap-obit-davesmith&prov=ap&type=lgns

cumberlandreds
12-18-2008, 09:47 AM
I'm sorry to hear about this. He was a good reliever during much of the 80's and seems to have been a very good person.

Chip R
12-18-2008, 10:08 AM
Sad to hear about this. I thought he was way overrated as a closer but you hate hearing about someone dying so young.

princeton
12-18-2008, 10:22 AM
I thought he was way overrated as a closer.

I have a theory that the tradition of burials developed because so many people like to get in a little dig once a person dies.

marcshoe
12-18-2008, 10:58 AM
Also a former Charleston Charlies starter. I remember seeing him pitch a gem a Watt Powell back in the day.

Unassisted
12-18-2008, 11:24 AM
Sad to hear about this. I thought he was way overrated as a closer but you hate hearing about someone dying so young.I seem to remember him being lights-out against some very lackluster Reds teams.

He must have been doing something right, as he was the Astros career leader in relief appearances.

Rojo
12-18-2008, 01:06 PM
“He’s gone. My tears are the rain,” (Tim) Flannery, the San Francisco Giants third base coach, told The Associated Press.

I think they mixed up a quote from Yoko Ono.

BoydsOfSummer
12-18-2008, 11:37 PM
I have a theory that the tradition of burials developed because so many people like to get in a little dig once a person dies.


I have a theory that burials are based in superstition.

So long Dave.