Re: Joe Nuxhall Passes Away
Thanks to some family connections, I had the great fortune of spending time with Joe on multiple occasions. By no means was I a household name to him, but you would never know it by the way he would greet and speak with me each time we got together. Whether it be for dinner, golf, or just at a celebrity event, he was as genuine as it gets.
Joe: Like many before me have stated, you kept me up nights - late, I might add - throuhgout my childhood. I didn't realize then what I do now which is I wasn't alone listening to you call the west-coast games at 1 AM Eastern (but I sure felt like you were just talking to me, I swear.) The memory of your voice will never fade in my lifetime and is part of my core as an eternal Reds fan. Baseball isn't the same anymore, we all know that. So I feel truly blessed to have experienced the genuine game as told by you for so many years. You made my life more enjoyable and there is no way to thank you for that. My own tribute to you will have to be in the form of something that was enjoyable to you - a Canadian Club Manhattan. A toast to a man who is one of very few that I can call a hero.
A flute with no holes is not a flute. A doughnut with no holes is a danish. -- Zen Philosopher Basho
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