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John Marzano, RIP

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Stone Cane, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. Stone Cane

    Stone Cane Member

    veteran backup catcher made terrific transition to broadcasting, first at WIP and Comcast SportsNet in Philly and then with mlb.com the last couple years

    bright, capable guy and a total class act

    heart attack

    he was 45

    very sad

    story by phillies beat writer john finger - http://philadelphia.comcastsportsnet.com/view_content_0p.asp?ID=64885
    story from mlb.com - http://mlb.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20080419&content_id=2554151&vkey=pr_mlbcom&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb
  2. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    RIP. I have a lot of his Red Sox baseball cards.
  3. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    As do I, Bubs. Damn. RIP.
  4. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    Wow. I think I remember him as a player.

  5. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Wow. I listened to him a few times on WIP. Jeez.
  6. Satchel Pooch

    Satchel Pooch Member

    I'll always remember him for being part of the 84 Olympians subset that featured Mark McGwire. Always got more Maraznos and Oddibe McDowells than Big Reds.
  7. No way, I LOVED Johnny Marz on Phillies Post Game Live! Gosh, that's terrible. May he Rest In Peace.
  8. Cape_Fear

    Cape_Fear Active Member

    Damn, he was a catching instructor at a Little League camp I went to 20+years ago. RIP.
  9. Liked John a lot when he was in Boston.
    One day, in the dugout, a bunch of us were talking about Springsteen's song, "Atlantic City," especially the opening about blowing up the Chicken Man's house. Marzano said, "The two guys that did that were on my Legion team."
  10. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    TOTALLY. And Shane Macks, too.
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Plus, he punched Paul O'Neill. Hard to dislike a guy who did that.

  12. Hey, Paul's a Yankee hero.
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