John Holton (john_holton) wrote,
John Holton

I'm sad to learn of the death of Buck O'Neil, one of the great players from the Negro Leagues. He was sort of a fixture around Kansas City, where my brother lives. Jeff Passan says in his obituary, "Life, to Buck O'Neil, was about love. He loved to tell stories, and he loved to talk about his friends, and did he ever love women, especially ones in red dresses." We could all take a lesson from Buck, who has still never made it to the Hall of Fame. Perhaps now, he will. A lot of people don't realize that Bucky, from the cartoon Get Fuzzy, is named after him (Satchel is, of course, named for Satchel Paige).

Rest in peace, Buck. Enjoy the Field of Dreams.
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