Posted it in the MLB thread, but it belongs here as well....Bob Feller, long time pitcher for the Cleveland Indians passed away tonight. :(
It's sad. He was awesome in every way!! I love that he had such a passion for the sport that he showed up at training camp just to be a part of it. I almost want to go out to Progressive Field and see the statue this evening. *sigh*
Blake Edwards (you probably know him best for the Pink Panther series). He was 88.
Bob Feller is the only sports player/official/coach I ever got to sign something in person (I mailed cards and requests and tried to get autographs from others). His interviews in which his extremely detailed memories filled in every detail were amazing in which to listen.
With Bob Feller not only did we lose one of the most iconic baseball players but we also lost a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy and one of the first, if not THE first baseball player, to leave the big leagues to answer the call of duty and defend his country in WWII.
About now, all of Heaven is rocking out to a live version of "Muffin Man," for Captain Beefheart has joined his buddy Frank Zappa in the afterlife.
And another under-appreciated musical genius passes with little fanfare from the mainstream media, who do not know what to do with music that does not fit neatly into their genre niches.
Steve Landesberg, who played Sgt. Arthur Dietrich in probably my favorite TV show of all time, Barney Miller. Another victim of the Big C.