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Mr. Laz
11-04-2010, 12:49 PM
BrentSGambill (http://twitter.com/BrentSGambill)‎: Hall of Fame Baseball Manager Sparky Anderson died today at his home in Thousand Oaks, CA. He was 76 yrs old

Coach
11-04-2010, 12:58 PM
http://www.fox19.com/Global/story.asp?S=13445988

pr_capone
11-04-2010, 12:58 PM
RIP

Der Flöprer
11-04-2010, 12:59 PM
That's a damn shame. Always loved Sparky. RIP.

WebGem
11-04-2010, 01:11 PM
Darn. RIP Sparky.

Demonpenz
11-04-2010, 01:12 PM
W.S. in both leagues.

kcwild
11-04-2010, 01:14 PM
Damn fine manager and an even better person, RIP.

Hydrae
11-04-2010, 01:19 PM
One of the best, RIP

BIG_DADDY
11-04-2010, 01:25 PM
God Bless Sparky.

siberian khatru
11-04-2010, 01:33 PM
Wow.

gblowfish
11-04-2010, 01:34 PM
Sparky had major respect for George Brett. He wouldn't pitch to him. Ever.

TrebMaxx
11-04-2010, 01:35 PM
RIP Sparky.

siberian khatru
11-04-2010, 01:41 PM
Interesting that they said he suffered from dementia. To me, that's the "old school" term for Alzheimer's (kind of like "Mongolism" was used for Down's Syndrome). Didn't think it was used anymore.

But I Wiki'd it and it says dementia "is a non-specific illness syndrome (set of signs and symptoms) ..." Also: "The causes of dementia depend on the age at which symptoms begin. In the elderly population (usually defined in this context as over 65 years of age), a large majority of cases of dementia are caused by Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia or both. Dementia with Lewy bodies is another fairly common cause ..."

So Alzheimer's is a subset of dementia. Like all scotches are whiskeys, but not all whiskeys are scotches.

I learned something today.

38yrsfan
11-04-2010, 01:54 PM
He was pretty funny doing that interview/radio show on WKRP. RIP.

Renegade
11-04-2010, 01:57 PM
I heard that hospice came to his house earlier this week. Never a good sign when Hospice is setting up shop in your home.

He will be missed.

ClevelandBronco
11-04-2010, 02:17 PM
Nothing personal, Sparky, but fuck the Big Red Machine.

Gadzooks
11-04-2010, 02:35 PM
I heard that hospice came to his house earlier this week. Never a good sign when Hospice is setting up shop in your home.

He will be missed.

I saw that yesterday. He was an icon as a manger when I was growing up. RIP.

Buck
11-04-2010, 02:39 PM
I know this sounds weird, but thats a little young by today's standards, especially for someone who I assume has money. RIP

Gadzooks
11-04-2010, 02:42 PM
I know this sounds weird, but thats a little young by today's standards, especially for someone who I assume has money. RIP

Dementia did him in. Dementia can get you any time.



wait...what?... who are you, anyway.... give me back my wallet!!!

Demonpenz
11-04-2010, 02:47 PM
I figured Tommy Lasorda would have gone before him.

Gadzooks
11-04-2010, 02:51 PM
I was surprised he was so young. He looked like my Gramps back in the 80's so I figured he'd have at least antique status by now.

MVChiefFan
11-04-2010, 03:40 PM
I was surprised he was so young. He looked like my Gramps back in the 80's so I figured he'd have at least antique status by now.

This all the way. I thought he was around 76 when he was coaching.

Fruit Ninja
11-04-2010, 04:37 PM
I heard that hospice came to his house earlier this week. Never a good sign when Hospice is setting up shop in your home.

He will be missed.

Yep, my sister works for hospice. She tells me some fucked up ass stories. Sad shit.

RIP Sparky, great baseball guy.