I am very sorry to hear of his passing. Whenever I saw he posted in here, I'd be so eager to read his stuff. We in RedsZone are all the much better for the baseball knowledge, history, and perspective that he passed down to us all. And just for being such a cool guy and sharing with us the way he did.
One thought I've often had... It's great to live in a city such as Cincinnati with the rich baseball heritage it has.
One common theme of a conversation I can have with a 8 yr. old neighborhood kid, my 70 yr. old mother-in-law, some guy in the elevator, the priest at our church, the guys over beers, or my 13 yr. old niece is the Reds. I'm often struck by some of the unlikely places you find a Reds fan and the passion we all have for them.
RIP Old Red Guard and God Bless.