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He was a favorite of mine when I was growing up.

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible. -- St Francis of Assisi
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12/31/13 8:32 P

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It was a sad day. Awesome player.

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12/27/13 2:17 P

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One of my childhood favorites too! (I won't mention how young I was) emoticon

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12/27/13 10:55 A

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Ah you are a baby. I was nine.

"Some day we will look back on this, and it will all seem funny" - Bruce Springsteen (The real BOSS, as opposed to me.)





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Amen, RIP Paul Blair. One of the heroes of my youth. I feel sorry for the fans of today who think that winning Orioles' teams refers to those (mostly overpaid primadonnas) of mid-late 90's (if they can even remember that). Those O's teams of the late 60's/early 70's were something to behold and Paul Blair was a major cog in the machine. I'll never forget that stretch of just 3 - 4 months when as a 7 year old, both of my hometown major professional sports teams won world championships.

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Paul Blair died yesterday. I blame Ken Tatum.

I believe Blair could have been a Hall of Famer if not for the beaning by Ken Tatum of the Angels, Memorial Day weekend, 1970. I can still hear Chuck Thompson: Merv Rettunmund now playing center. With Blair possibly out indefinitely, the true strength of the Orioles; bench will be tested."

Rettunmund had a great year, we won the World Series, but Blair's bat never was quite the same. Ken Tatum became one of the sports villains of my childhood and teens, along with Reggie Jackson, Earl Williams, Robert Irsay, George Steinbrenner, Marvin Miller...

"Some day we will look back on this, and it will all seem funny" - Bruce Springsteen (The real BOSS, as opposed to me.)





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