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Monday, November 25, 2013

Alex Rodriguez and Bud Selig attend memorial service for Michael Weiner

Hundreds of mourners, including commissioner Bud Selig and embattled Yankee Alex Rodriguez, journeyed to Paramus, N.J., on a bitterly cold Sunday and packed Robert Schoem’s Menorah Chapel for the memorial service of Michael Weiner, the late executive director of baseball’s Players’ Association.

Weiner, who died Thursday at 51 from brain cancer — he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in August 2012 — was eulogized by his wife, Diane Margolin, and Rabbi Mary Zamore in a 40-minute service that included proinent names from all corners of baseball. They included Hall of Famer Dave Winfield, super agent Scott Boras, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, former Mets GM Omar Minaya, Mets PR chief Jay Horwitz, MLB COO Rob Manfred and former players David Cone, Al Leiter, Bobby Bonilla and Frank Thomas. Don Fehr, Weiner’s predecessor (and now the NHL’s union chief) as well as Tony Clark, Weiner’s successor, also attended.

“I’ve been thinking about how to address you on this occasion since August of ’12, when an aggressive, cancerous tumor invaded Mike’s brain. I imagined this day to be far, far off, but I knew it was coming. And I knew when it would come, I knew you’d come, because you loved Mike, and because you know how much Mike would want us to be here together,” [his widow] Margolin said. “Our Mike, he lived an intentional, mindful, truthful and honest life, and I need all those words to say it, and I need to say it again. Our Mike, he lived an intentional, mindful, truthful and honest life. And this led to much happiness for him and all of us around him.”

 

 

eddieot Posted: November 25, 2013 at 11:37 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: a-rod, bud selig, michael weiner, mlbpa

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   1. The Yankee Clapper Posted: November 25, 2013 at 01:23 PM (#4605736)
Yogi Berra: "Always go to other people's funerals; otherwise, they won't come to yours."
   2. winnipegwhip Posted: November 25, 2013 at 02:58 PM (#4605821)
Hank Steinbrenner (to Alex): Alex, could I have a minute? Selig wants to arrange a meeting. He says we can straighten any of our problems out...

Alex: You talked to him?

Hank: Yeah, I can arrange security. On my territory. Alright?

Alex: Alright

Alex's lawyer: Do you know how they are gonna come at you?

Alex: They are arranging a meeting in the Bronx. Hank's ground where I'll be safe.

Alex's lawyer: I always thought it would be Jeter, not Hank...

Alex: It's a smart move - Hank was always smarter.
   3. Jacob Posted: November 25, 2013 at 06:28 PM (#4605933)
Alex (noticing Bud Selig walk in, whispers) Hey, Bud!

Bud barely acknowledges the greeting and takes a seat.

Alex: Did you see that? What kind of a 'hello' was that?
   4. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: November 25, 2013 at 07:15 PM (#4605959)
Did either man send the other a sober and tasteful flower bouquet with a sash reading "Wish You Were Here"?

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