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Mark Fidrych Dead at 54

Postby haymarket » Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:59 pm

Just saw on ESPN. I guess bad things do happen in 3's.
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Re: Mark Fidrych Dead at 54

Postby Another Blown Save » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:02 pm

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Re: Mark Fidrych Dead at 54

Postby Old_Style » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:09 pm

He's one of the guys I wish I could've watched play.
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Re: Mark Fidrych Dead at 54

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:12 pm

damn, i saw him on mlb network just few days ago.
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Re: Mark Fidrych Dead at 54

Postby CubsFan7724 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:15 pm

Terrible week for baseball.
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Re: Mark Fidrych Dead at 54

Postby BillyHallDisciple » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:53 pm

First game I ever went to was Twins/Tigers at Met Stadium and Fidrych was on the hill for the Tigers... that whole rookie year of his was also my first year of being a baseball fan and I've always had a place in my heart for that dude because of it. Sad to hear the news today, he was one of those players who seemed genuinely fun for teammates to be around and from all accounts was even that way towards people after his career ended in an untimely way. Sounds like a pretty bad way to go out too, that's very unfortunate.

I only got one thing left to say, man and that's:
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Re: Mark Fidrych Dead at 54

Postby thedude » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:55 pm

RIP Bird.
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Re: Mark Fidrych Dead at 54

Postby smoovethug » Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:31 am

CubsFan7724 wrote:Terrible week for baseball.


QFT. RIP. :,-(
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Re: Mark Fidrych Dead at 54

Postby dream_017 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:16 am

RIP Bird :,-(

Just hearing all of the stories here in Detroit about what a wonderful guy off the field he was, brings a tear to my eye :,-(
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Re: Mark Fidrych Dead at 54

Postby Cooner » Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:30 am

To be honest, I'd never heard of him, but from the stories he sounds like a great character, a real credit to the game. 2 hour complete games? 24 complete games after May 15 that year? Going 10-1 in one stretch, that loss being a 1-0 complete game? Just seems superheroish by today's standards... definitely wish I'd seen him play.
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