From Brad of the BBFL's Chatsworth Halos
My Dad was a fan of the old PCL Los Angeles Angels when he was growing up, stayed a fan when they became an AL team at Dodger Stadium and the Colisseum, and raised me in Anaheim in the 60's and 70's as an Angels fan. It is still a strong bond between father and son as we both move on in years.
The first great Angel was Leon "Daddy Wags" Wagner. I read he passed away recently and felt a twinge of sadness for a piece of Halo history leaving us. Today, I read Bill Plaschke's article in the LA Times
about how such a vibrant player ended up and the sadness became much more than a twinge.
A reminder for those of us for whom baseball is more than a game that our heroes live on long after they are unable to play, and we should do what we can to thank them before it is too late.
(Note: To read the article, you need to register. It's quick and free, and the article is worth it)