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RIP John Updike

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by The Good Doctor, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. CNN is reporting he died this morning of lung cancer.
  2. http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2008/09/26/hub_fans_bid_kid_adieu/
  3. jps

    jps Active Member

  4. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Tell your mother, if she asks, that maybe we'll meet some other time. Under the pear trees, in Paradise."

    -- Updike from Rabbit in Rest
  5. ServeItUp

    ServeItUp Active Member


    Rest in piece, and say hi to Teddy Ballgame for us.
  6. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    This is one of the truly great paragraphs in the history of sports writing.

  7. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

  8. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Was just about to post that, DD. Thanks for doing it. I believe that's from Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu.

    RIP to a legend.
  9. kokane_muthashed

    kokane_muthashed Active Member

    Damn, this really sucks.
  10. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    The Reanimated Mr. Vonnegut has posted the entire story in the link above. I thought it was an obit at first, but was delighted to see it was Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu. If there is any writer, young or old, who has never read it, they should do so now. Probably one of the five greatest pieces ever.
  11. Good thing he wrote it because only about 2500 people actually saw it.
  12. JR

    JR Active Member

    I wonder if it made Sportscenter's Top Ten
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