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RIP: Mark 'The Bird' Fidrych, 54

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Starman, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member


    The first "major league" athlete I ever interviewed, in a little roadside bar in Michigan. He bought me a beer, while he had two.

    It was a couple years before the song "Glory Days" came out, but I always thought of The Bird whenever I heard that song. Not that he himself was stuck in the past -- he seemed to have come to grips with it reasonably well -- but just that fame, itself, is so fleeting.
  2. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Holy fucking shit.
  3. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    Wow. This day is getting worse and worse...
  4. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    That's so damn sad.
  5. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    C'mon ....

    Damn. So many memories.

  6. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    You can say that again.

    Just watched the '76 Yanks-Tigers national telecast on MLB Network the other day ... RIP.
  7. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Damn. RIP.
  8. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Man, that sucks.

    RIP, Bird.
  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

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  10. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    I know it's been said before, but this is when you start to feel old, and realize, yet again, that we're all getting closer to our own 'RIP'...

    Mark is just a year older than my own baseball idol, Robin Yount, and is the same age as my mom. Kind of brings it home.

    As I said on the Kalas thread, it will be tough when Ueck goes. It will also be a tough day when my childhood idols, such as Yount, James Lofton and Terry Cummings, go as well...

    Days like today make it feel like those times could be coming sooner than I'd like. :(
  11. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    What does that mean, 'under a pickup truck'?

    Horrible. RIP to a true legend, way too soon.
  12. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Interesting Fidrych interview from 1985.

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