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Don Zimmer Passed Away Today


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#1 OFFLINE   Steve

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 07:30 PM

Can't think of many who loved the game more than he did. RIP, Don.

 

He had the jowls of Dizzy Gillespie, the chins of Alfred Hitchcock and the forearms of Olive Oyl's favorite sailor man. For most of his 83 years, he had a haircut that required minimum maintenance and a quick, disarming smile that significantly widened his face and belied his sense of purpose. Well before his time came, he had developed a silhouette like no other in the game. If nothing else, Don Zimmer was distinctive, a ball of distinction, you might say -- no corners, no angles, no edges. So round he almost was spherical.

 

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Indeed. "So many things about him are different," Joe Torre once said about his late-in-life sidekick and friend. "And when you put all the differences together in one body, you've got someone a little odd ... and very special." [more]

 

 


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#2 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 10:37 PM

Yes, indeed. RIP  Mr. Zimmer. 


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#3 OFFLINE   TXD16

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 10:41 PM

Zim was the quintessential baseball guy---a true lifer, in the very best sense of the word, and of which there are few to none left.


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#4 OFFLINE   MysteryMan

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 03:07 AM

R.I.P. Don.


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