He was a huge Reds, btw. R.I.P.
"I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody".
Of course I have no personal connection to him, but this is one of those public figure deaths that feels like a punch to my stomach. Sad to hear.
500 years from now, he will be the most referenced person that lived during our lifetimes.
Rest in Peace, Neil Armstrong
The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.
Wow. Just heard a story on NPR about his museum in Wapakoneta. They never mentioned that he was ill or had surgery. He was supposedly very private and eschewed the publicity from being the first man on the moon
Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.
You dont know how much guts it takes to be shipped to a rock that they are not 100% sure they can get you back.....
RIP Mr. Armstrong and am sorry what has become of the space program.
http://diamondvisits.blogspot.com/ My Minor League stadium review site.
R.I.P Niel Armstrong, a true pioneer. This is a true story, I once got to go through his wallet.
RIP Neil Armstrong. A brave, brave man.
Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!
The only reason anyone had ever heard of my town. RIP Neil.
A true hero -- an American hero and a hero to all mankind.
I wish I had been alive to see his moonwalk happen, because, at this rate, I'm guessing I'll never see anything even close to that amazing in my lifetime.
23 Years and Counting...
RIP Mr Armstrong
Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Cincinnati Bengals - None
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98
Nice piece from the NY Times' Bats blog about John Glenn's tribute to Armstrong while in Cleveland to throw out a first pitch honoring the 50th anniversary of his own flight in 1962. I didn't know Glenn and Ted Williams flew together in Korea.
“In the same way that a baseball season never really begins, it never really ends either.” - Lonnie Wheeler, "Bleachers, A Summer in Wrigley Field"
The Baseball Emporium - Books & Things, that's Rallyonion.com
The Baseball Bookstore