Tuesday, June 26, 2007

R.I.P Rodney Roy Beck

Hey Peeps and anyone else checking in. A special "Hey" goes out to Hazel Mae if she is checking in.

We're keeping this front and center today - our Tuesday morning entry follows this post.

The baseball world was stunned and saddened to hear of the sudden and unexpected passing of Rodney Roy Beck, better known to teammates as "Shooter". Beck's major league career spanned thirteen colourful seasons with four teams - San Franscisco, Chicago Cubs, Boston, and San Diego - leaving an impact in every city he played in and on every teammate he played with.

The testimonials are pouring in for Beck - the common thread throughout was that "Shooter" was a great guy, plain and simple. One of the best stories about Beck goes back to 2003; trying to work his way back into the majors, he found himself pitching for the Triple A Iowa Cubs, living in his winnebago just beyond the outfield fence. Fans would stop by to see Beck, talk a little baseball (maybe smoke a cigarette or two) and have a beer with him. Not hard to see why this guy will end up being the patron saint for the everyday sports fan - a guy we could all relate to and willingly pay money to see.

"I sure don't think of myself as a fat person, just someone who carries extra weight. I've never seen anyone on the DL with pulled fat." - Rod Beck

Rest In Peace Shooter

704 Games, 38 Wins, 3.30 ERA, 286 Saves and countless friends and admirers.

A very special Thank You to Chip O'Brien for providing the this week's artwork in tribute to Rod Beck.

I'm Out

P.S. Don't forget to check out Chip's work www.theremyreport.com - or you can contact him at chipobrien@verizon.net.
Show your support for this guy...he's a champ.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool artwork!!!! but he was born in 1968.

1:45 AM  

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