Saturday, February 10, 2007

REST IN PEACE, EDDIE FEIGNER

I had the pleasure of watching Eddie Feigner play baseball when I was in fourth or fifth grade. It was in the late 1960's, anyway. My dad and I drove the 45 miles to Baker City to watch Feigner and his four-man team play a group of Baker locals. It was amazing, and easily one of the more memorable sports moments I have ever experienced. I know that watching Feigner and his team is a big part of what helped me on my way to becoming a sports fanatic! Rest in peace, Eddie. You were an inspiration to sports fans everywhere.

3 Comments:

Blogger J. Marquis said...

Interesting story. I think I've heard of "The King and His Court" before but I didn't know who they were or what they did...

5:44 PM  
Blogger PoliShifter said...

Thanks for this post! I have never heard of anything like this before. I had no idea there were barnstorming softball teams.

rest in peace indeed

5:57 PM  
Blogger 1138 said...

The only pro baseball game I ever saw was in Denver, and it was a farm team game.
First grade, with my Dad, my best buddy and his Dad.

It's a crying shame what baseball has become since then, where it's out of the reach of most fathers and sons (and mothers and daughters).

The American sport has become accessable only at the lowest levels and has declined as the equipment laden "football" has risen.

Baseball (it's owners and players) need to give back if they want the sport to survive beyond two more generations.

8:49 AM  

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