Joe Neikro

Joe Neikro died. You remember Joe if you lived in Houston.  He was a very good pitcher and, from all accounts, a very good teammate.  Damn. Joe was the guy who taught me the knuckleball (via tv).  And he lived the ‘idea’ that if you aren’t cheating you aren’t trying!

He and his brother Phil were great supporters of women’s baseball.  I can only hope that lefty (as in pitching hand not politics) Mormon type old pitcher for the Astros Bob Knepper will go to the funeral.

RIP Joe.  I am grateful for having seen you pitch, listened to your ideas, and you had an impact on my life.  Thanks Joe.

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