Thursday, December 29, 2005

update: R.I.P. Elrod Hendricks, The Oriole Way will never die

Elrod Hendricks passed away last week. His death is really sad for all Orioles fans, and all of Baltimore.

His funeral was held today at The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, a Roman Catholic Church off of Charles Street in Baltimore, MD. I attended Midnight Mass there on Christmas.

All of the Oriole greats were in attendance, but only Melvin Mora of the current team made an important Oriole and beautiful person - Elrod - a priority in his life.

I'll never forget chatting with Elrod in the right field bleachers next to the bullpen the only time I had a chance to speak with him. It was probably in 1999. I asked him what he thought the differences were between today's pitchers, and the hurlers of his day. As always, he gave a candid, but classy response.

What an end to the worst season and year in all of Orioles history.

the AP story on an Oriole great

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wallycrawler said...

Elrod , "Pure Class" !

F.J. Delgado said...

i'm definitely going to miss the man.

he's with the big guys upstairs, i'm sure of it.

hopefully the O's will have a better 2006 with their help