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Friday, October 04, 2013

Chris Jones: Labor of love: Terminal cancer hasn’t kept Michael Weiner from his dream job

There is nothing mystical about Weiner. He is a 51-year-old man dying too young from cancer in his brain. Whenever that tumor finally takes him, he will leave behind all of the people in those photographs on his wall. He will leave behind the players he’s represented in some capacity for 25 years. They will hang his portrait in the boardroom next to those of Marvin Miller and Curt Flood, other legends of labor, and he will remain present in many ways, in hearts and in history books, but in the most real way he will be gone, and it will be cancer’s fault. That is how this story will end.

Just a beautifully written piece about the most impressive man I’ve ever been lucky enough to know.

 

eddieot Posted: October 04, 2013 at 01:36 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cancer sucks, michael weiner, mlpba

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   1. valuearbitrageur Posted: October 05, 2013 at 03:45 PM (#4560855)
If it's his dream job he should try doing it instead of letting the MLB make a mockery out of the CBA rights his players have.

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