I had an entry last night on "Wild" Bill Hagy, who sadly left us on Tuesday on the blog, and I kept my words to a minimum much only met him once and knew him as a legend to Oriole fans through videotape as well as word of mouth.
Well, after looking at the Baltimore Sun, especially the kind words about Mr. Hagy left on Roch Kubatko's blog by various readers, it is clearly evident to me more than ever the impact he left on the Oriole fanbase.
He may have just been a "fan", but he was man who left an indelible mark on a community and so many are speaking of him proudly, with reverence and love.
As I have learned, he was a link to the past of the Orioles, when being a fan was truly having a part in the game.
Today, we need scoreboards to tell us when to cheer or when to feel passionate, but in his heyday Bill was the cheerleader and the fans fed off his passion.
If we could all only go out the way "Wild" Bill has...
The Orioles will probably show a video and give him a celebratory moment of silence; however, the team do something special, like showing a past video of him doing his cheers on the scoreboard when the team needs to rally, or something on those line.
He obviously meant a lot to the community, and it would be nice if the team could give a little back...
The Sun's Dan Connolly has a wonderful piece on him, as does Roch Kubatko.
The postponed game last night between the Rangers and Orioles will be replayed as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday at 5:05 p.m. ET.
Meanwhile, Jaret Wright is looking to make a comeback with the Orioles and get things going in September.
Freddie Bynum has been activated off the DL, and is back with the big club.
The Orioles MLB site looks at Erik Bedard's Cy Young chances...
Jay Gibbons had surgery and is on the road to recovery...