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Discussion: Prayers for Joe Brown

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Aug. 14, 2008
the wood
Men's 65
1123 posts
Prayers for Joe Brown
Many of the senior players in the southwest know Joe Brown. He is currently in Olive View Hospital in Sylmar, CA, after having a foot amputated... due to an infection of some sort.
He has been active in senior softball for as long as I can remember (roughly 12 years for me) and, most recently has been associated with the West Coast All Stars (Ca, 55 major) and The Mob (AZ, 50 major). He previously had been with GSF and the LV teams...Skinny Dugan's, Gamblers, Sting, Legends, Sin City, Kidz 4ever, etc. He has also been very active in the Burbank (CA) Sunday Senior League.
Joe hardly ever swung a bat or used a glove but he gave of himself in many other ways. Primarily, he has been a bat boy for all of the time that I knew him. He could be spotted bringing bats back to the dugout while wiping them down with a towel. It used to really bother him if our players didn't maintain his 'bat filing system'. He was once the bat boy (as a kid) for the Tacoma Giants. He really loves being around the players/teams as they are his family.
Steve Imlay boarded a plane this morning to be with Joe. Please keep Joe in your thoughts and prayers as he could surely use them.
Aug. 14, 2008
Men's 60
1706 posts
Sorry to hear this news. Hope he recovers. When the Tucson Bandits play the MOB, we are amazed at how he takes care of everyones bat! Get better Joe.
Aug. 15, 2008
Men's 65
274 posts
Having played with The Mob, Kidz and GSF I have come to know Joe Brown very well. Joe is one of the nicest guys I have ever met. He takes his ''job'' very seriously with that ''white towel'' wiping down each bat!! Joe, I love ya thoughts and prayers are with you, you'll bounce back better than ever!!!
Aug. 15, 2008
Men's 55
22 posts
I just want to add my thoughts regarding Joe Brown. I've only known Joe for Three years but i have to say he is one of the nicest people i have ever met. I've had the pleasure of rooming with Joe acouple of times this year while playing for Mob50. We had some great conversations about Joe's past along with stories he told me about players in senior softball. There is no limit to what Joe will do to try and help the team. I'am going to miss having him around the team the rest of the season but i'm also glad that the pain he has had for the last couple of months is now gone. Joe will recover and be back on the diamond and i look forward to that day. Keep all your thoughts and prayers coming for Joe's recovery.
Aug. 15, 2008
Men's 60
1023 posts
As a member of the AZ MOB Joe is a great teammate. Joe my family has you in our prayers. I hope you will be able to make it to Phoenix. I've gotten to know Joe this year and he's a great teammate, and a great ambassaodor for Senior softball.
Aug. 16, 2008
Men's 60
3 posts
Joe Brown my prayers go out to you and your family in these sad times. I myself was lucky enough to spend some time with him on the gamblers team. He knew everones bat and not only picked them up but cleaned them and put them where ever you wanted it, on the rack or in your bag. Not a bad penny playing slot machine player either HAH HAH! The stories he can tell about Elvis too! Get Well My friend. Cman#3
Aug. 19, 2008
Men's 60
160 posts
Prayers sent from the East Coast. God Bless.
Aug. 21, 2008
Men's 60
70 posts
Joe Brown is recovering from his surgery and his spirits are high considering the situation. It's going to be a long road to recovery but he has started that process.
Joe really appreciates all the calls and cards of concern from his softball family and friends.
SLi and Carroll
Aug. 21, 2008
Men's 55
99 posts
Steve... I met Joe when I played with GSF a few times and really thought he was a good guy. I would like to send him a card... could you either send it through this post or send it to me at my e-mail address? thanks..

Mike Swearingen
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