oh that's rough,
from someone who's family was devastated by Leukemia, I wish him and his family the best, I will be prying.
Hey Sparky! Indian Hill English teachers taught me everything I know!
My prayers are with Bob Feller. He was a hero of mine. He was striking out batters when strikeouts by batters were not cool. Look at his era compared to Nolan Ryan's. Batters just did not strikeout as often back when Rapid Robert was mowing them down.
"I am your child from the future. I'm sorry I didn't tell you this earlier." - Dylan Easton
Signed at 18 for $1 and an autographed baseball.
...... When it was a game.
2009 Attendance Record: 3-5 2010 Attendance Record: 2-9
2011 Attendance Record: 3-4 2012 Attendance Record: 3-4
2013 Attendance Record: 5-2 2014 Attendance Record: 3-1
Like me, an Iowa guy. "The heater from Van Meter" was his local nickname. One of the great stories of very small town midwest guys making it big. An easy guy to cheer for.
Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand
Bob Feller is moved to a hospice.
That was quick...RIP Rapid Robert
"Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard
In his later years Feller sometimes came across as the ultimate "get off my lawn" cranky old man, but he was both a terrific pitcher and a fierce patriot.
"Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."
and the fans
One of the best. I always liked how he never blamed being in WWII for his career records being less than what they would have been if he had not gone to war. He was very proud of his military part of his life and felt it was his duty to go. But if not for WWII he would have won over 300 games and easily passed 3,000 strikeouts. R.I.P. Bob Feller
Reds Fan Since 1971