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    Senor Votto Degenerate39's Avatar
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    Rhodes Article

    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.

    For such a short article it's really sad
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    feelin' fine Tom Servo's Avatar
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    Re: Rhodes Article

    Wow wasn't that around the time we signed him? Very sad.
    “I don’t care,” Votto said of passing his friend and former teammate. “He’s in the past. Bye-bye, Jay.”

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    Re: Rhodes Article

    Always wondered what he wrote in the dirt before he did his last arm stretch each time he takes the mound.
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