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  • The 2021 Death Thread

    I Did not see a thread for this. If there is one, please merge.

    Legendary Suns coach, Paul Westphal has passed. A valiant fight..

    RIP Westy..

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/...dies-at-age-70


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    Last edited by dabrockster; 01-04-2021, 09:34 AM.

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    Neil Sheehan, Vietnam correspondent and author of A Bright Shining Lie has passed away.

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    • #3
      Tommy Lasorda has gone to meet the "Great Dodger in the Sky". He was 92

      https://www.foxnews.com/sports/tommy...l-manager-dead

      My brothers, Dad and I actually met him 5 or 6 yrs ago at an Ogden Raptors game - very personable, We were all wearing some kind of Military Baseball cap, 2 brothers and BIL- retired Army, Dad retired Army and Viet Nam Vet, I'm Army Vet and other BIL is a Navy Vet (black sheep ) and he commented about a family of vets and then thanked us all for our service.
      Last edited by happyone; 01-08-2021, 12:22 PM.

      I may be small, but I'm slow.

      A veteran - whether active duty, retired, or national guard or reserve is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to, "The United States of America ", for an amount of "up to and including my life - it's an honor."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by happyone View Post
        Tommy Lasorda has gone to meet the "Great Dodger in the Sky". He was 92

        https://www.foxnews.com/sports/tommy...l-manager-dead

        My brothers, Dad and I actually met him 5 or 6 yrs ago at an Ogden Raptors game - very personable, We were all wearing some kind of Military Baseball cap, 2 brothers and BIL- retired Army, Dad retired Army and Viet Nam Vet, I'm Army Vet and other BIL is a Navy Vet (black sheep ) and he commented about a family of vets and then thanked us all for our service.
        2021 is already getting put in the corner..

        This sucks.. RIP Lasorda.[emoji22]


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        • #5
          As a life long Giants fan, I'm obliged to hate to hate the Dodgers, but Tommy LaSorda was a national treasure. There will never be another.
          "The mind is not a boomerang. If you throw it too far it will not come back." ~ Tom McGuane

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          • #6
            The medical field lost one of it's leading lights.

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            • #7


              Phil Spector, Producer of the Wall of Sound and convicted murderer.
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              • #8
                A couple more Sports figures have passed on

                Baseball - former Dodger's (among others) HOF Pitcher and Braves announcer Don Sutton

                https://www.mlb.com/dodgers/news/dod...urn-don-sutton

                Football - former Packer General Manager Ted Thompson

                https://www.packers.com/news/ted-tho...er-passes-away

                I may be small, but I'm slow.

                A veteran - whether active duty, retired, or national guard or reserve is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to, "The United States of America ", for an amount of "up to and including my life - it's an honor."

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                • #9
                  Another legend from sports.. Hank Aaron has passed..

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                  • #10
                    It's been a really bad year for members of the baseball HOF - with Mr. Aaron's passing, it what 10-12 members have passed on in the past year!

                    I still remember watching Monday Night Baseball and him breaking the Babe's record off of Al Downing.

                    RIP MR. Aaron

                    https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/...-aaron-dies-86https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/...-aaron-dies-86

                    I may be small, but I'm slow.

                    A veteran - whether active duty, retired, or national guard or reserve is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to, "The United States of America ", for an amount of "up to and including my life - it's an honor."

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                    • #11
                      I think his home run record overshadows how good of an all around player he was. Even excluding all of his home runs, he would still be a member of the 3,000 hit club.

                      From Wikipedia:

                      Aaron was an NL All-Star for 20 seasons and an AL All-Star for 1 season, and he holds the record for the most All-Star selections (25), while sharing the record for most All-Star Games played (24) with Willie Mays and Stan Musial. He was a three-time Gold Glove winner, and in 1957, he won the NL Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award when the Milwaukee Braves won the World Series. Aaron holds the MLB records for the most career runs batted in (RBI) (2,297), extra base hits (1,477), and total bases (6,856). Aaron is also in the top five for career hits (3,771) and runs (2,174). He is one of only four players to have at least 17 seasons with 150 or more hits.[6] Aaron is in second place in home runs (755) and at-bats (12,364), and in third place in games played (3,298). At the time of his retirement, Aaron held most of the game's key career power hitting records.

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                      • #12
                        Nobody's mentioned Tony Ingle

                        For those that don't know, he was one Roger Reid's assistants and took over the mess that got Roger Reid fired in the late '90s and had an 0-19 record.

                        He did get another HC job and did rather well.

                        https://www.deseret.com/sports/2021/...es-of-covid-19


                        I may be small, but I'm slow.

                        A veteran - whether active duty, retired, or national guard or reserve is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to, "The United States of America ", for an amount of "up to and including my life - it's an honor."

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                        • #13
                          Larry King dead at 87. Sounds like it was Covid that got him.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Bo Diddley View Post
                            Larry King dead at 87. Sounds like it was Covid that got him.
                            Been getting a lot of YouTube feed on him lately - they must have known. I noticed that he comes across as a clueless dick - for being a famous interviewer.

                            When poet puts pen to paper imagination breathes life, finding hearth and home.
                            -Mid Summer's Night Dream

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by clackamascoug View Post

                              Been getting a lot of YouTube feed on him lately - they must have known. I noticed that he comes across as a clueless dick - for being a famous interviewer.

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