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Former Red Sox pitcher Rod Beck is dead

rod beckFormer Red Sox pitcher Rod Beck has died. I don’t know what’s more surprising – that he’s dead, or that he was only 38. For some reason I always thought he was older.

Back in the day, the guys at US Airways used to call my dad “Rod Beck” for his crazy mullet (Yes, my dad had a mullet, which we tortured him on but he refused to cut until recently). That’s how I always managed to remember him. It’s weird, I was just thinking about Beck the other day when telling my boyfriend the story of my dad’s mullet.

Isn’t it always strange how you always think of someone just before they pass away?

Rest in peace, Rod. You’ll be sorely missed.


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  1. I don’t really remember Rod Beck all that well beyond the crazy hair and stash, but this is just too damn awesome:

    “While working his way back to the majors in 2003, Beck pitched for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs and lived in his Winnebago parked just beyond the outfield fence. Fans would drop by for autographs and stay for a beer, and Beck became a folk hero. Then the Padres called.”

    Gotta love a player who treated his fans like friends.

  2. Definitely. It’s hard to find players that remain down-to-earth.

  3. jonathan

    Happy Belated Birthday

  4. jonathan

    Actually I’m so sorry It’s not until the twenty ninth OOPS! Sorry For some reason i was thing it was the 23

  5. That’s alright. I’m just glad you weren’t one of that couple that died having sex on that roof. 😀

  6. I have heard that many times and it kinda strange how you always think of someone just before they pass away? Anyway rest in peace old boy, its gonna happen to all of us someday and thats the truth of life.

    Anyway I just about came online and saw your pic in my blog log, just seeing your smile well made me smile too. Some smiles are contagious and yours is one of them.

    Take care and cheers and keep smiling.

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