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  1. Wade said...

    Unbelievable story.  I wonder how some of those Braves posters demanding his immediate release during his rarified dry spell are feeling?  Wow…

  2. dlf said...

    I’m a Braves fan who has suggested that Norton be released.  I feel about him the same way I did about the reliever the Braves had a few years ago (Stan Belinda?) who was trying to overcome MS—I admire your strength of character, but you are hurting the team.  It is nice to have good people around and I think Norton could make a fine addition to the franchise as a coach.  Alternatively, the organization could sponsor him on speaking and fundraising tours with Moyer’s group referenced in the linked article.  But having an incredibly difficult life and showing great personal fortitude does not mean that you can hit a down and away slider or catch up to a high fastball.  I rarely boo players, and certainly wouldn’t boo Norton, but I do boo management that does a poor job of finding quality cogs or deploying personnel in the most advantageous way.

  3. DG said...

    Played golf with Norton in late Aug 2000, when he was still a member of CWS (and, if I remember, left off of ALDS roster). Amazingly down-to-earth person, told us “dirt” on fellow teammates- even predicting Konerko’s predilection toward rapid descent: “He’s 27, but walks and aches like he’s 60”. He’s one of those players whom—regardless of team, BA, driving in GW run against my CWS—I’ve always pulled for, and this article, in some odd way, justifies that.

  4. J.W. said...

    It’s hard to know what to take away from this: the monstrosity of some human beings or the strength and generosity of others.

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