Dallas Green, R.I.P.


It was six years ago that I blogged about a touching moment that we shared with Dallas Green.  I was touched again this afternoon when I read of Green’s passing in a beautiful tribute penned by Jim Salisbury.

Mouth That Roared

Dallas was proud in some respects of his gruff exterior.  It was his niche and his calling card.  As Salisbury noted, he burned bridges which is why he left Philly for the Cubs and then the Yankees and then the Mets, but he was always a Phillie at heart.  That’s why the club brought him back as a senior advisor, and I used to love seeing him in his second row perch just to the left of home plate in Dunedin when the Phils played the Jays. Here he is standing between the seated Dave Montgomery to his left, and Ruben Amaro, Jr. to his right, in his signature straw hat and PFG (Performance Fishing Gear) long sleeve shirt.

Dallas Green Dunedin

Another Phillies baseball legend is gone, and the tributes are appropriately pouring in from The New York Daily News, CBS New York, Philly.com, and the Chicago Sun Times.

About Leonard J. Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD

Developmental Optometry is my passion as well as occupation. Blogging allows me to share thoughts in a unique visual style.
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