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RIP, Merlyn Mantle

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smasher_Sloan, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Long-suffering wife of The Mick, an Alzheimer's victim at 77:

    http://www.wgntv.com/sports/sns-ap-bbo-mantles-widow-dies,0,6988443.story
     
  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    This is on the baseball thread -- appropriately No. 7 -- smasher, but I have no probem with a separate for a strong woman who was one of those baseball wives who know of and put up with all of her husband's transgressions and foibles, and undersatood his family history and what made him the way he was.
    An absolutely wonderful woman and, as buckweaver said on the baseball thread, a saint.
     
  3. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member


    Just FYI, I don't read the baseball threads (too much useless, "Sonofabitch, Drew pops out" games-in-progress fanboi shit) and I hate when people bury legitimate news in them.

    If there's news, please post it separately for those of us who don't plow through those threads. Sorry for the interruption.
     
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Agree 100%, smasher.
    This should not be lost on the baseball thread.
     
  5. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Well said.
     
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I agree that news like this deserves a separate thread. But there's no need to throw the baseball thread under the bus.
     
  7. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Just offering an opinion. It wasn't gratuitous, I was making a point.

    Meanwhile, here's the more detailed NY Daily News obit on Mrs. M:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2009/08/11/2009-08-11_merlyn_mantle.html
     
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