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RIP Bob Welch

Posted: 6/10/2014 5:07 PM

RIP Bob Welch 


This guy was a really good pitcher and competitor. He's died way too young.

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Posted: 6/10/2014 5:16 PM

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Dead at the tender age of 57. I wonder what he died of? Too bad. I had forgot that he was a member of CY's elite club.
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Posted: 6/10/2014 5:22 PM

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I remember he battled alcoholism. Hopefully he did not fall back into similar to the way Darrell Porter went back to cocaine.

Still remember a very young, almost baby-faced Welch pitching to Reggie in that '78 World Series, and eventually striking him out to end game 2.

My other thought about Welch was the fact that there were two "Bob Welch's" in the news at the time that "pitcher" Bob Welch came up to the big leagues. The other one was the former Fleetwood Mac Bob Welch that contributed a lot to the group in the early-to-mid '70s, then had a nice solo career. His biggest hit might have been the solo version of "Sentimental Lady", which was a re-done version of the original that was included in Fleetwood Mac's "Bare Trees" album.

Great album by the way.
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Posted: 6/10/2014 7:05 PM

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bicyclemike wrote: I remember he battled alcoholism. Hopefully he did not fall back into similar to the way Darrell Porter went back to cocaine.

Still remember a very young, almost baby-faced Welch pitching to Reggie in that '78 World Series, and eventually striking him out to end game 2.

My other thought about Welch was the fact that there were two "Bob Welch's" in the news at the time that "pitcher" Bob Welch came up to the big leagues. The other one was the former Fleetwood Mac Bob Welch that contributed a lot to the group in the early-to-mid '70s, then had a nice solo career. His biggest hit might have been the solo version of "Sentimental Lady", which was a re-done version of the original that was included in Fleetwood Mac's "Bare Trees" album.

Great album by the way.
Me too, Mike.

Sad news.

Tough times don't last long but tough people do -

Darryl Kile

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Posted: 6/10/2014 8:04 PM

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bicyclemike wrote: I remember he battled alcoholism. Hopefully he did not fall back into similar to the way Darrell Porter went back to cocaine.

Still remember a very young, almost baby-faced Welch pitching to Reggie in that '78 World Series, and eventually striking him out to end game 2.

My other thought about Welch was the fact that there were two "Bob Welch's" in the news at the time that "pitcher" Bob Welch came up to the big leagues. The other one was the former Fleetwood Mac Bob Welch that contributed a lot to the group in the early-to-mid '70s, then had a nice solo career. His biggest hit might have been the solo version of "Sentimental Lady", which was a re-done version of the original that was included in Fleetwood Mac's "Bare Trees" album.

Great album by the way.
And I believe the other Bob Welch died all not that long ago too.
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Posted: 6/10/2014 8:41 PM

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pugsleyaddams wrote:
bicyclemike wrote: I remember he battled alcoholism. Hopefully he did not fall back into similar to the way Darrell Porter went back to cocaine.

Still remember a very young, almost baby-faced Welch pitching to Reggie in that '78 World Series, and eventually striking him out to end game 2.

My other thought about Welch was the fact that there were two "Bob Welch's" in the news at the time that "pitcher" Bob Welch came up to the big leagues. The other one was the former Fleetwood Mac Bob Welch that contributed a lot to the group in the early-to-mid '70s, then had a nice solo career. His biggest hit might have been the solo version of "Sentimental Lady", which was a re-done version of the original that was included in Fleetwood Mac's "Bare Trees" album.

Great album by the way.
And I believe the other Bob Welch died all not that long ago too.
I think you're right Pugs.
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Posted: 6/10/2014 9:29 PM

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MLB's website says heart attack.
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Posted: 6/11/2014 3:33 PM

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bicyclemike wrote:
pugsleyaddams wrote:
bicyclemike wrote: I remember he battled alcoholism. Hopefully he did not fall back into similar to the way Darrell Porter went back to cocaine.

Still remember a very young, almost baby-faced Welch pitching to Reggie in that '78 World Series, and eventually striking him out to end game 2.

My other thought about Welch was the fact that there were two "Bob Welch's" in the news at the time that "pitcher" Bob Welch came up to the big leagues. The other one was the former Fleetwood Mac Bob Welch that contributed a lot to the group in the early-to-mid '70s, then had a nice solo career. His biggest hit might have been the solo version of "Sentimental Lady", which was a re-done version of the original that was included in Fleetwood Mac's "Bare Trees" album.

Great album by the way.
And I believe the other Bob Welch died all not that long ago too.
I think you're right Pugs.
My favorite song by the other Bob Welch was Ebony Eyes. Still pull it up on UTube from time to time and listen. Very interesting video to the song as well.
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Posted: 6/11/2014 6:02 PM

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ageelaw wrote:
bicyclemike wrote:
pugsleyaddams wrote:
bicyclemike wrote: I remember he battled alcoholism. Hopefully he did not fall back into similar to the way Darrell Porter went back to cocaine.

Still remember a very young, almost baby-faced Welch pitching to Reggie in that '78 World Series, and eventually striking him out to end game 2.

My other thought about Welch was the fact that there were two "Bob Welch's" in the news at the time that "pitcher" Bob Welch came up to the big leagues. The other one was the former Fleetwood Mac Bob Welch that contributed a lot to the group in the early-to-mid '70s, then had a nice solo career. His biggest hit might have been the solo version of "Sentimental Lady", which was a re-done version of the original that was included in Fleetwood Mac's "Bare Trees" album.

Great album by the way.
And I believe the other Bob Welch died all not that long ago too.
I think you're right Pugs.
My favorite song by the other Bob Welch was Ebony Eyes. Still pull it up on UTube from time to time and listen. Very interesting video to the song as well.
Yeah, good song. I really liked that version of Fleetwood Mac when Bob Welch was there. They of course got mega-popular after he moved on and Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks signed on. But the Welch version is terrific as well and probably underrated today.

A couple of other songs of his from the Mac days that are great are "Emerald Eyes", part of the lyrics of which were used to title their "Mystery To Me" album, and "Hypnotized" which is on that same album. In fact all of the Welch songs on that album are terrific. 

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Posted: 6/14/2014 8:03 AM

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This is definitely worth a read.
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Posted: 6/14/2014 9:12 AM

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Domeboys wrote: This is definitely worth a read.
Wonderful!

Tough times don't last long but tough people do -

Darryl Kile

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Posted: 6/14/2014 9:31 AM

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Great article. The atmosphere, or setting, of that article reminds me some of the area where my parent's cabin is locatred, which is in northern Wyoming not far from the Montana border.

Thanks for posing this, Brian.
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