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Red Forman
07-07-2010, 08:02 AM
Per NY Times.....



For the Reds’ Rhodes, Pitching Becomes a Tribute

Arthur Rhodes will leave tickets for five people at the All-Star Game on Tuesday in Anaheim. His mother will be there, and two sisters, a niece and his 16-year-old daughter, Jade. Five women supporting a 40-year-old rookie All-Star.

A boy will be there, too. Rhodes, a left-handed reliever for the Cincinnati Reds, is sure of it. Rhodes’s son, Jordan, was 5 when he died in December 2008 of an undisclosed illness. Whenever Rhodes pitches, he scratches the initials “J R” in the dirt of the mound. He will do so again at the All-Star Game.

“I feel like he’s right behind the rubber, watching me pitch,” Rhodes said.




http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/07/sports/baseball/07kepner.html?_r=1&ref=sports

Vottomatic
07-07-2010, 08:51 AM
Only a short snippet but I still got tears in my eyes.

More power to you Arthur. Seems like a class individual and has proven to be a definite All Star.

scott91575
07-07-2010, 11:11 AM
Only a short snippet but I still got tears in my eyes.

More power to you Arthur. Seems like a class individual and has proven to be a definite All Star.

I agree. I read it without knowing what it was about. Tough is the best I can say, and sort of telling into how focused he has become. He does seem like an emotional yet focused man on the mound. I was happy knowing he made the All Star team, now I am even happier for him.

Mr Larkin
07-07-2010, 11:17 AM
I knew of the tragic loss. I think this wonderful all-star season is well deserved by Rhodes and his family who have been through so much.

sabometrics
07-07-2010, 05:31 PM
Angel in the Infield?