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RIP: Buck O'Neil

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Sxysprtswrtr, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    That was pretty much the exact order of my thoughts: 1. Fuck, Buck died. 2. I bet Poz is brilliant on this one.
  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Posnanski is wrapping up a book about Buck O'Neil. I'm not sure when it's going to come out.
  3. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    according to amazon, april 1

  4. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    RIP Buck. One of baseball's biggest losses in a long time.
  5. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Amen buddy.
  6. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Maybe one of the best story tellers ever in sports. I could listen to him for hours. And it's a shame that he gave more of himself to baseball even in his 90's than baseball ever gave back to him.
  7. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Seriously, that should be written on his tombstone.

    I, like many, was introduced to him through Ken Burns' series and always hoped I'd be a big enough name in the biz in time to interview him. I didn't get there in time, but the sport and the biz are better for having heard his stories. RIP
  8. pallister

    pallister Guest

    I happened to jump online when I was done with my news wire shift tonight and noticed the thread Sxy started. I immediately went back to work getting the breaking news on 1A for our second edition. This place ain't all bad. Thanks, Sxy.
  9. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    You didn't need to be a big name to interview him. You didn't even need to be in this biz. All you needed to do was be at the Negro League Museum in KC one day when he was there. He'd tell you all the stories you'd want to hear.
  10. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    I also realized that today I decided to wear my Buck O'Neil shirt. Makes me even sadder.
  11. BigRed

    BigRed Active Member

    Never met the man, but a true ambassador for the game.
    That he didn't make it into the HOF last summer was a gigantic outrage.
    RIP, Buck.
  12. I talked to him once for 10 minutes. He called me "friend." Everybody was Buck's friend by default, and vice versa.
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