Saturday, October 07, 2006


AP photo -- Charlie Riedel

What is there to say about Buck O'Neil that hasn't already been said? He was a wonderful man, a joy to be around, or in my case since I never met him, he was an absolute joy to listen to.

I knew this day was going to come when we'd all have to say goodbye to Buck, but I seriously was hoping he'd live forever.

Everyone is better off for having anything to do with Buck O'Neil, and he will be sorely missed.

Here's the speech he gave last June in Cooperstown.

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