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Ty's Passing

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#1 Spencer


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Posted 16 May 2012 - 11:00 PM

For those that haven't heard, Ty, a regular commenter to BN, passed away. He was a great guy, and a true Cubs fan. He will be missed. Everyone please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

Ty's passing got me thinking about a lot of things; most predominately the power of sport, and its far reaching impact in everyone's life. There are a select few things that can bring people from all across the globe together to become part of a single entity, a single unit, a single family. Sport is one such thing. Devoted sports fans are often criticized for being too engrossed in their favorite team. People who aren't passionate about sports can scarcely understand how the mood of someone can dramatically change based on the crack of bat, the swish of a net, or a tiptoeing catch along the sideline. They can't fully appreciate the thrill of victory, or the agony of defeat.

But the fact remains that sport is one unifying force. People all over the world that you've never even met before are all rooting for the exact same thing that you are, and they are probably perched on the edge of their seat waiting for that next play to unfold, just like you. Not only do we have sports to bring us together, but we are also fortunate enough to share this website where we can laugh together, complain together, and, unfortunately, commiserate together.

I count myself extremely fortunate to belong to this seemingly endless network of Cubs fanatics like me. Even though everyone is just a name and an avatar on a computer screen, sports fans - and Cubs fans, in particular - are a family. The Cubs (and Bleacher Nation) brought everyone in this community together. And when someone leaves it, the impact of that loss is felt by all.

Rest In Peace, Ty.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:58 AM

RIP Ty, my deepest thoughts and sympathy to the family. Our family is down one and will be missed.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 07:20 AM

So sorry to hear about this loss. Ty, your posts will be missed. Hopefully where he's at now, the Cubs win the World Series every year. Rest in Peace Ty.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:10 AM

Ty, you will definitely be missed around here. Your spring training updates where something we could look forward to. We are thankful for the time that we were able to spend with you.

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#5 Fishin Phil

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:40 AM

Very well put Spencer. RIP Ty.
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:09 AM

Much love to ty and his family. He will be missed.

And, though we should say these kinds of things more often: much love to all of you. Yeah, this place is my job, but it also makes me very happy to have a group like this to consider friends.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:18 AM

RIP Ty. My thoughts, condolences and prayers go out to him and his family. This one's for you, Ty.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:32 AM

I appreciated Ty's contributions here. It was thoughtful of his daughter, Christy, to inform us of his passing. This thread is appreciated, too, Spencer. Good idea.
Thanks, Ty. Rest in Peace.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:35 AM

Well said, Spencer. RIP Ty.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 11:12 AM

Ty brought us a unique insight to Cubs baseball, he will be sorely missed. It sounds like this group gave him a good deal of comfort during his illness, and Brett, along with the rest of us, should feel good about that

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 11:19 AM

Rest in peace, Ty. You will be missed on these message boards. Very kind and true written words, Spencer.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:12 PM

RIP Ty. I enjoyed your updates from ST all the time and you will be missed.

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