Saturday, June 4, 2016 – Sad Day in Sports – One Classy Organization – And Legends.
From The Bryan Eagle By TRAVIS L. BROWN firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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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.
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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.