December 27, 2010
Photo by Brandon Brigman
Stories this photo appears in:
Bisher's thoughts on the LSU-Alabama showdown
This is not the issue of Sports Illustrated I look forward to. (Nor is the swimsuit thing, which covers all the interesting parts.) It is, however, nearer to my heart than any of them, and at the same time, the most tearful one. This is the SI that says its farewell to so many athletes, coaches, men who ran the games, and men and women who left their marks on their sport.
Bob Feller died Wednesday night about 9:15, and the United States lost a kind of citizen hard to find these days. He was a helluva pitcher, and has a plaque in the Hall of Fame at Cooperstown to prove it.