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A Death In The Family

I can’t say I knew John Brattain, or that I’d ever read his stuff, but I join The Hardball Times in mourning his death. He was part of the fraternity of baseball writers, but far more importantly, he was a husband and a father. Brattain died from complications following surgery at the age of 43.

You can find Brattain’s writing via his page at The Hardball Times and reminisce about the man and his work over at Baseball Think Factory, where he was a frequent participant.

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1 cult of basebaal   ~  Mar 25, 2009 2:00 am

as a long time poster at BBTF, i can only say that John was a special presence there, intelligent, informed, and possessed of both rare grace and wit.

he will be sorely missed.

my deepest condolences to his family and friends.

2 Shaun P.   ~  Mar 25, 2009 5:41 am

No one could bring home truth and reality in snarky outrage (laced with humor, often not G-rated) like John Brattain. However, his passion and love always shone through. I enjoyed his writing at THT, and am saddened to learn of his passing.

My condolences to his friends and especially his family.

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