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A class act! 

mlboffseason:

Hank Aaron hitting home run number 715 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.
April 8, 1974
Aaron went 1-3 with a walk, and the 2-run home run in the 4th inning off Al Downing. Darrell Evans was on first following a walk went Aaron went deep. Tom House caught the ball in the Braves bullpen.
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A class act! 

mlboffseason:

Hank Aaron hitting home run number 715 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.

April 8, 1974

Aaron went 1-3 with a walk, and the 2-run home run in the 4th inning off Al Downing. Darrell Evans was on first following a walk went Aaron went deep. Tom House caught the ball in the Braves bullpen.


foxsports:

The Red Wings NEVER missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Nicklas Lidstrom’s 20 seasons.
One of the best defensemen to ever play the game, the 12x All-Star won 7 Norris trophies, 4 Stanley Cups & 1 Conn Smythe Trophy.
Congrats to an all-time great.
foxsports:

The Red Wings NEVER missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Nicklas Lidstrom’s 20 seasons.
One of the best defensemen to ever play the game, the 12x All-Star won 7 Norris trophies, 4 Stanley Cups & 1 Conn Smythe Trophy.
Congrats to an all-time great.

foxsports:

The Red Wings NEVER missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Nicklas Lidstrom’s 20 seasons.

One of the best defensemen to ever play the game, the 12x All-Star won 7 Norris trophies, 4 Stanley Cups & 1 Conn Smythe Trophy.

Congrats to an all-time great.


Brilliant!

So it’s in that spirit that I’d like to say this: Phil Hoffman, this kind, decent, magnificent, thunderous actor, who was never outwardly “right” for any role but who completely dominated the real estate upon which every one of his characters walked, did not die from an overdose of heroin — he died from heroin. We should stop implying that if he’d just taken the proper amount then everything would have been fine.

He didn’t die because he was partying too hard or because he was depressed — he died because he was an addict on a day of the week with a y in it. He’ll have his well-earned legacy — his Willy Loman that belongs on the same shelf with Lee J. Cobb’s and Dustin Hoffman’s, his Jamie Tyrone, his Truman Capote and his Academy Award. Let’s add to that 10 people who were about to die who won’t now.

Aaron Sorkin's obituary for Philip Seymour Hoffman in Time (via popculturebrain)