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Fenway
09-19-2006, 12:44 PM
:smile:
Peter Gammons will be back on ESPN on Wednesday night.
Gammons, who suffered a brain aneurysm in late June, will be on the 6 p.m. ET edition of SportsCenter and the 7 p.m. ET edition of Baseball Tonight. He will report from Fenway Park.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2594245

Lip Man 1
09-19-2006, 05:46 PM
From Gammons column today:

Still, all the support of ESPN and my friends of 30-something years in the media and baseball was enough to chill me for the rest of my life, beginning with those so close -- Jayson Stark, Tim Kurkjian, Bob Nightengale and the best boss I've ever known (from the Globe and ESPN), Vince Doria. Or my niece Debby, there at my side, every day. I don't remember much or all the good that was done, but I do remember waking up and seeing Rene Lachemann's face. I will never forget what Kim and Don Mattingly did, the daily call from Ozzie Guillen, Terry Francona never giving up trying to reach me, the reports from the Boston media and Mets officials at Pedro Martinez (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=4875)'s grief, the signatures from Cooperstown -- sorry, I could go on forever and never get to Trot and Catherine Nixon and Darin Erstad (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=5634). But I was reminded of what's real and what's political perception, and appreciate opening notes from George Bush and John Kerry in the same mail and believing, as I did before we became so fractionalized, in each man's goodness and dignity.

Rooney4Prez56
09-20-2006, 12:04 PM
only guy on BBTN worth listening to

wdelaney72
09-20-2006, 12:26 PM
I'm glad his health is recovering, but I'd prefer he retire. Not a fan.

SSSoxFan
09-20-2006, 01:46 PM
He was just on Dan Patrick and he sounded GREAT!!!!!! I'm glad he is doing well and is coming back.

Fenway
09-21-2006, 01:23 PM
He was just on Dan Patrick and he sounded GREAT!!!!!! I'm glad he is doing well and is coming back.

I saw him on the field last night and he looked great as well....he will work out of Boston for now as his doctors want him to stop the insane commuting he was doing between Boston/Cape Cod and Bristol, CT.

Fenway
09-21-2006, 02:04 PM
http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/09/21/home_at_the_ballpark/

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Sensing the trouble, a passerby named Agnes Rockett-Bolduc quickly called 911. Within minutes, Mashpee Fire and Rescue rushed Gammons to Falmouth Hospital, where he was diagnosed with an aneurysm, then put into a helicopter to Boston, the speed of the response likely saving his life.

``I just think that what if it had happened 24 hours earlier when I was in an airplane -- I wouldn't be here now," said Gammons, whose sister Anne Durant died of an aneurysm a decade earlier. The entire experience, he says, has made him more reflective about life and death, and of good luck. Calling himself ``one of the luckiest people on earth," Gammons has thought about the importance of such a small gesture by Rockett-Bolduc.

``The one thing I think about a lot is that when [Rockett-Bolduc] called 911 is that there's just no action too small. When you see someone is some need, just to do something -- even though you're rushing somewhere or trying to meet a deadline. Just to reach out and help another person can be so important. I think there's a lesson there."

Fenway
09-21-2006, 02:06 PM
http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/09/21/home_at_the_ballpark/

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Sensing the trouble, a passerby named Agnes Rockett-Bolduc quickly called 911. Within minutes, Mashpee Fire and Rescue rushed Gammons to Falmouth Hospital, where he was diagnosed with an aneurysm, then put into a helicopter to Boston, the speed of the response likely saving his life.

``I just think that what if it had happened 24 hours earlier when I was in an airplane -- I wouldn't be here now," said Gammons, whose sister Anne Durant died of an aneurysm a decade earlier. The entire experience, he says, has made him more reflective about life and death, and of good luck. Calling himself ``one of the luckiest people on earth," Gammons has thought about the importance of such a small gesture by Rockett-Bolduc.

``The one thing I think about a lot is that when [Rockett-Bolduc] called 911 is that there's just no action too small. When you see someone is some need, just to do something -- even though you're rushing somewhere or trying to meet a deadline. Just to reach out and help another person can be so important. I think there's a lesson there."

DaleJRFan
09-21-2006, 02:43 PM
Personally, I can't wait for his return. Maybe he can bring some sanity back to BBTN. The show has completely SUCKED without him.