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The real-life Batman

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Colton, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Hope this isn't s DB. Search didn't turn up any matches.

    More than a bit sad:


    YGBFKM Guest

    Read a story on him a while back. Sad, indeed.
  3. Den1983

    Den1983 Active Member

    So sad. I spent some time covering John's minor league career. A very quirky individual who seemed a bit perplexed by all the attention from the bat trade. Decent pitcher, but a mercurial guy. R.I.P.
  4. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    That story had wonderful pacing. Very well told.
    It smelled of tragedy early, yet hung on till the end.
    Thanks for sharing.
  5. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    That kid was from North Springs? Damn. I played in a fall-ball league around there in high school, and Odom was about a month older than me, according to his B-R page. Makes me wonder if I ever played against him back then.

    Very sad story. Sounds like he was in a bad place to begin with, and the life of a ballplayer in the bus leagues doesn't make that any easier.

    Thanks for sharing, Colton.
  6. Karl Hungus

    Karl Hungus Member

    Saw his obit in Baseball America back in April, which is of note once you read the story. Glad I got to read that, and see that there was a lot more behind being traded for 10 bats...
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