Saturday, June 4, 2016 – Sad Day in Sports – One Classy Organization – And Legends.


Saturday, June 4, 2016 – Sad Day in Sports – One Classy Organization – And Legends.

From The Bryan Eagle By TRAVIS L. BROWN travis.brown@theeagle.com The Eagle

“All I could do is sit and look at it because, first of all, I couldn’t believe that there was an organization classy enough to do that for us,” Minnesota infielder Micah Coffey said.

When the Minnesota baseball team arrived at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park on Friday for their NCAA tournament opener against Wake Forest, they were met with a special surprise.

Texas A&M staff members placed a new on-deck mat just outside the third base dugout with a large No. 25 filling the middle of the circle — the number of Minnesota pitching coach Todd Oakes. Oakes died May 26 after his third bout with leukemia. He was in his 18th year coaching for the Golden Gophers.

———— From Me

The families of baseball also mourn the passing of Vanderbilt pitcher Donny Everett. The sophomore – projected number one draft pick – drowned while fishing with his buddies on the eve of the Commodores’ NCAA regional opener.

———– From Me

Whether you liked him or hated him, he was The Greatest. Muhammed Ali was the greatest heavy weight boxer of the twentieth century.

Here’s to these three from the great philosopher of the twentieth century, Jimmy Buffet from The Last Mango in Paris.

I had to search my memories

As I looked into those eyes

Our lives change like the weather

But a legend never dies.

Good Night Austin (600x800)

For my Parrot Head buddies seeing Jimmy in The Woodlands tonight. This is from Austin 2013 – photo by me

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