Dutch Rennert, 88

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Dutch Rennert, 88

Postby Genius In The Lamp » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:16 am

From espn.com:

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Dutch Rennert, a National League umpire from 1973 to 1992 who was known for his animated, booming strike calls, has died. He was 88.

St. John's Family Funeral Home and Crematory in St. Augustine, Florida, confirmed Monday night that Rennert died on Sunday. A cause of death wasn't given.

Laurence "Dutch" Rennert Jr. was a longtime minor league umpire before his promotion to the National League in 1973. He worked 2,693 regular-season games, in addition to six NL Championship Series, three World Series -- in 1980, 1983 and 1989 -- and two All-Star Games.

Respected by players, Rennert was known for his distinctive strike calls. He would step back from the catcher, turn toward one dugout in a crouch or on one knee, extend his right arm and often yell loud enough to be heard on a television or radio broadcast.

He was so recognizable behind the plate that plenty of fans even enjoyed mimicking him at times.

Rennert was born on June 12, 1930, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.


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Re: Dutch Rennert, 88

Postby Boomshadow » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:48 pm

Now available if you want to make Dutch Rennet.
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Re: Dutch Rennert, 88

Postby FeastingMaggots » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:19 am

A really great ump at correctly calling balls and strikes. If you turned on the TV, you always knew who was behind the plate.
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Re: Dutch Rennert, 88

Postby Chicago Jake » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:14 am

At his memorial, everyone will have to pay for their own refreshments.
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Charles Krauthammer, 68, conservative

Postby Northern Reaper » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:43 pm

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Charles Krauthammer, legendary conservative intellectual, dies at 68


Legendary conservative intellectual Charles Krauthammer, whose columns and commentary shaped American politics for generations, has died. He was 68.
Krauthammer's death was confirmed by the Washington Post, where he had been a columnist for more than 30 years — an extraordinary run that was a testament to his larger-than-life status.

Krauthammer was one of the best-known columnists in America. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1987. He also earned a National Magazine Award in 1984.

But he had to curtail his work last summer for health reasons. And on June 8, Krauthammer announced that he had "only a few weeks left to live."

He was confronting an aggressive form of cancer, so he informed his readers that he was ending his column.

"I leave this life with no regrets," he wrote in the farewell message. "It was a wonderful life -- full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living. I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended."

Krauthammer was also a longtime commentator on Fox News. Fox's website published a tribute to him on Thursday afternoon.

Fox called him the "dean of conservative commentators" and "arguably a Renaissance man," describing his mastery "in such disparate fields as psychiatry, speech-writing, print journalism and television."

Indeed, Krauthammer was a master of multiple mediums. Krauthammer regularly appeared on Fox's "Special Report" program until last summer. The program's anchor Bret Baier tweeted on Thursday, "R.I.P. good friend. I am sure you will be owning the panel discussion in heaven as well. And we'll make sure your wise words and thoughts - your legacy - will live on here."

Multiple generations of journalists and commentators said they were heartbroken by his passing.

"Gutted by this news," Meghan McCain tweeted. "The greatest political commentator of my generation — a true conservative icon. I will miss him and his commentary terribly."

"God rest Charles Krauthammer's soul," CNN commentator Amanda Carpenter wrote. "Let us reflect on the thoughtfulness, curiosity, and class he brought to our national conversations."

In a tweet, Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron said Krauthammer's death was "a huge loss to vigorous and civil debate on public policy."

Krauthammer had to step away from both jobs last August for surgery to remove what he called a "a cancerous tumor in my abdomen." There were numerous complications.

When Krauthammer shared the devastating news about his prognosis earlier this month, Vice President Mike Pence paid tribute to him in a statement.

Pence said the columnist's "wit, his wisdom, and his tireless defense of Western values have made an indelible mark on the minds of millions of Americans."

Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of Fox News, said in a statement, "Charles has been a profound source of personal and intellectual inspiration for all of us at Fox News. His always principled stand on the most important issues of our time has been a guiding star in an often turbulent world, a world that has too many superficial thinkers vulnerable to the ebb and flow of fashion, and a world that, unfortunately, has only one Charles Krauthammer. His words, his ideas, his dignity and his integrity will resonate within our society and within me for many, many years to come."
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