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RIP: Buck O'Neil

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

  1. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest


  2. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    I want to make a T-shirt with this slogan

    (Front) To heaven with Buck O'Neil

    (back) To hell with the Baseball Hall of Fame
  3. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    "The greatest thing in all my life ... is loving you."
  4. If I had my wish, there'd be a crow sitting on the doorway of the house of every Hall of Fame voter today.
    RIP Buck. You deserved so much better.
  5. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    That just made me cry. Even though it said he wouldn't want us to. I did. A little.
  6. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Like at the end when Buck told Joe he was his friend? Yeah, the faucet started for me too.
  7. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Pos comes through. What a great, great, great story.
  8. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    Poz nailed it. It would have been easy for him to make the column as much about him as Buck. But he stayed in the shadows and told the great stories.
  9. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    RIP, Buck.

    Solid baseball credentials, even better person.
  10. jay_christley

    jay_christley Member

    Jesus F'n christ BWeaver.
    Do you go to funerals and point out inaccuracies in the eulogies?
    The man is dead. People came on the thread to pay their respects ... and some lamented what they thought was a slight of the man and it was too bad it couldn't have been rectified before he passed.
    Is that so bad?
    Was there something so damn hard about just letting this one go?
    He's dead.
    There's a time and place to argue his Hall credentials.
    This thread isn't -- or at least shouldn't -- be it.

    RIP Buck.
    Now who will speak for the dead?
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Bullshit. His work with the Negro Leagues Hall of Fame is pioneering.
  12. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    If you have to create some silly, contrived niche for someone like O'Neil, then the Hall really becomes a failure as an institution. Just call it a country club -- nothing more than a plaything for self-important people -- and be done with it.
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