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There will be a public memorial service for Bob Feller

Mar 9, 2011, 9:07 AM EDT

Bob Feller

For those of you who (a) were Bob Feller fans; and (b) will be in Cleveland at the end of the month — and who wouldn’t be in both of those categories? — you can go to the public memorial service that has been planned for him.  The Indians announced it this morning. It will be March 31 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights.

Your mileage may vary when it comes to these things, but I have this feeling that this service will be more in keeping with Feller’s personality than the video tribute the team gave him last week during the Cactus League opener against the Reds. I mean, yes, their hearts were in the right place and the video was nice, but I just don’t feature Feller as a Sarah McLachlan “I will remember you” kind of guy.

 

  1. BC - Mar 9, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    I’d actually like to see the Indians do something at their home opener. The guy was a fixture with the team almost to the end. Threw batting practice in his late 70’s.

  2. irreverendsara - Mar 9, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    They are having a tribute day on July 4th. Miniature replica of the statue outside of Progressive Field will be given away.

  3. xmatt0926x - Mar 9, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Awesome Bob Feller interview on MLB network witrh Bob Costas if anyone ever gets a chance to catch it. Usually interviewing a 90-something year old ex-athlete is torture to listen to as the player is rarely lucid enough to give a smooth interview. But this oneis great. Feller in this interview is as aware and as clear as a 45 year old. It’s awesome to listen to someone like him who can easily recall conversations with players like Ruth, Cobb, Satchel Paige, etc as if they happened just yesterday.

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