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A devout fan and an earnest scout are gone
2006-07-08 07:56
by Bob Timmermann

The Los Angeles Times has the story of Marine Cpl. Jason Morrow a lifelong Angels fan, who was killed in action in Iraq. Morrow proposed to his wife at home plate behind home plate at a game last year and was later invited to throw out the first pitch before a game in ALCS.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports writes about Brian Wilson, a scout for the Reds, who died of a heart attack at age 33 back on June 17. Passan writes about Wilson's love of the job and his native West Texas.

I give my best to the families of both men, although it's a very small thing compared to what has been lost.

2006-07-08 10:35:23
1.   Suffering Bruin
Amen and well said.
2006-07-08 11:25:22
2.   Kayaker7
Nice writeup.
2006-07-08 11:29:02
3.   Kayaker7
Not to nitpick, and as someone who hails from the westernmost tip of Texas, El Paso, is Albany, "West Texas?" To be sure, it's west of Fort Worth, but it sure looks like its smack dab in the middle of the state, longitudinally, slight north, latitudinally.
2006-07-08 11:29:56
4.   Bob Timmermann
Well, I just went by what's in the article.

Maybe "West Texas" is a state of mind.

2006-07-08 11:36:25
5.   Kayaker7
To be fair, Wilson himself called it West Texas. With the major population centers being east of east of Albany, I guess it is sort of West Texas, economically speaking, but not really geographically.

"Out in the West Texas town of Albany..." Nah, it doesn't work for me. ;-)

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