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Ron Cook column on Chuck Tanner

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by markvid, May 28, 2007.

  1. markvid

    markvid Guest


    Chuck truly is one of the most upbeat people you will ever meet.
  2. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the link.

    If I am ever up in New Castle again I will stop buy that place on my way to try and find where the Zambelli bunkers are.

    "probably the final world championship team that the Pirates will have in our lifetime"

    Please, please, please Mr. Cuban, give these bums an offer they cannot refuse.
  3. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Nice story. Great man.
  4. casty33

    casty33 Active Member

    Nice column by Cook. And let me add another opinion that Chuck Tanner is among the nicest people I ever dealt with on the baseball beat. He always said the greatest thing that could happen is winning a baseball game; the second greatest thing is LOSING a baseball game.
  5. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Nice to see Tanner morph into an elder statesman role. His last few years of managing were kind of rough and tarnished his reputation a bit because the idiot players took advantage of his good nature.
  6. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    Good story. Wish I had written that.
  7. linotype

    linotype Well-Known Member

    I can't wait until Wednesday when the P-G calls Chuck Tanner a preening dickhead.
  8. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

  9. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Nicely done. I don't always love Cook's stuff, but he nailed this one. I met Tanner when his old high school honored him. Wonderful guy. You should have seen the former players that came out of the woodwork and found their way to this tiny, out-of-the-way high school. The place was absolutely packed.
  10. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Where did he go to high school at? Is he from Pittsburgh? I always thought he was from Ohio.
  11. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    He was born in New Castle, PA. I'm 99 percent sure it was Neshannock High School. Damn memory is failing me in my middle age.
  12. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Is New Castle the town which has produced a bunch of NFL players?
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