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chiefqueen
06-05-2006, 08:41 PM
He suffered a massive stroke yesterday. He was 55.

tk13
06-05-2006, 08:46 PM
I'll never forget that 97 NLCS Game where he had a strike zone the size of a Buick, Livan Hernandez dominated that day.

Simply Red
06-05-2006, 08:49 PM
He suffered a massive stroke yesterday. He was 55.

Not old at all. RIP

KCinNY
06-05-2006, 08:51 PM
Big fat guy right?

dirk digler
06-05-2006, 08:52 PM
RIP.

Wasn't he the ump that weighed like 500lbs and was trying to lose weight?

chefsos
06-05-2006, 10:35 PM
RIP.

Wasn't he the ump that weighed like 500lbs and was trying to lose weight?
Yes. He was also one of the five umps whose resignation was accepted by MLB when their union chief, Richie Phillips, somehow came to the conclusion that mass resignation as a bargaining tool was a good idea.

Gregg was a funny guy, too. He did several commercials and made appearances in the Philly area. I think he ended up working as a bartender/court jester in a joint there. RIP.

Demonpenz
06-05-2006, 10:49 PM
97 series where fred mcgriff struck out on an ephas pitch?

Braincase
06-06-2006, 05:35 AM
Safe at home.

StcChief
06-06-2006, 06:39 AM
Sorry he died.
How can an umpire be so out of shape? This is like cops with donut jokes.

He was a Fat jackA$$ ump.

beavis
06-06-2006, 07:22 AM
He was a Fat jackA$$ ump.
Wow. Nice words for the guy on the day he died. :shake:

Cochise
06-06-2006, 07:29 AM
Wow. Nice words for the guy on the day he died. :shake:

Consider the source. Par for the dipsh#t course.

Inspector
06-06-2006, 07:33 AM
Heeeee's OUT!!!

Sorry to hear about anyone passing at such a young age. People passing away in their 50's makes me nervous....

StcChief
06-06-2006, 07:34 AM
Consider the source. Par for the dipsh#t course.

Sorry he died. He wasn't one of the better umps.

http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/G/Gregg_Eric.stm
he roly-poly Gregg gained off-season recognition with a TV sports show on "Evening Magazine." He was perhaps the only ump ever to call interference on himself. In 1978 he bumped Cardinal catcher Ted Simmons in the act of throwing and subsequently nullified a Dodgers double steal. (RTM)