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Monday, July 22, 2019

‘I’m going to do the best I can’: Brandy Halladay was perfect in honoring Roy

They are eulogies in those binders they carry to the Sunday afternoon podium in Cooperstown.

Page by page, turned by trembling fingers, they are goodbyes.

Man by man, what they talk about is immortality. Line by line, tear by tear, what they honor, what they examine, what they express, is mortality.

So they find the eyes of their moms and dads, these men, to say thank you again. Sometimes they must pick a place in the sky that seems about right. They search for their children, their wives, their brothers and sisters, their friends, to say the things that got lost in the days. They’d finally written them down so they wouldn’t forget.

Some thoughts on what induction into the Hall of Fame means to those who participate in the ceremony.

 

QLE Posted: July 22, 2019 at 03:45 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: hall of fame, induction, roy halladay

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