So sad. A boyhood favorite of mine! I identified with all the Latino players on the Phillies, but Tony gave me more to cheer about back then than most of the other Latinos.
He's the reason I wanted to be a 2B in youth baseball. May he RIP.
A huge loss for social justice proponents.
A huge loss for the nation. A living legend and a true icon.
This was my reaction, too. A huge loss for all of us (well, except for "social justice opponents," I suppose!).
My further reaction was, "John Lewis has passed away. Donald Trump has not. Nobody said life is fair."
Another Phillies passing, Bart Braun, Special Advisor to the General Manager, 64.
Regis Philbin, 88.
Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green, 73.
So sad. As a musician he had a lot more to give. Truly a great guitarist.
Former MLB manager, John McNamara
Snatched that elusive pennant away from Gene Mauch when Mauch was one pitch away from it only to have the WS title snatched away from him when he was one pitch away from it.
COVID-19 - most likely acquired when he attended Trump's Tulsa rally without taking any precautions (no mask, no social distancing).
His Quaker Oats commercials were classics.
Sad. The guy who got me eating oatmeal 3x a week during winter, albeit not QO any longer.
I thought his best work was in Absence of Malice. He fit the script perfectly, and brought that role to life.
What's remarkable is that I thought Wlifred Brimley was 86 in 1986.
I read in his obit that he was actually only 51 when he was in Cocoon.