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Sad story about former Athletic Joe Kennedy

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By dgaddy1 (65.29.81.62) on Friday, November 23, 2007 - 11:32 am:

Major league left-hander Joe Kennedy dies
By Jerry Crasnick, ESPN.com

November 23, 2007, 1:27 PM ET
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Major league pitcher Joe Kennedy died early Friday morning while at home with his family in Florida, agent Damon Lapa confirmed to ESPN.com.

The cause of Kennedy's death could not immediately be determined, Lapa said.

Kennedy, 28, compiled a 43-61 record in seven major league seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays, Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics, Arizona Diamondbacks and Toronto Blue Jays.

A left-hander, Kennedy broke into the majors in 2001 with the Devil Rays. In three full seasons with Tampa Bay he made 72 starts, compiling an 18-31 record.

Since 2004, Kennedy had two stints each with Colorado and Oakland. He started the 2007 season with Oakland, was claimed off waivers in August by Arizona, then designated for assignment before being signed by the Blue Jays on Aug. 29.

Kennedy had a career 4.79 ERA, pitching 908 2/3 innings over 222 career appearances.

He made his last appearance in relief on Sept. 29 in a 5-3 win over Tampa Bay.

"The entire Oakland's A's organization sends our thoughts out to Joe's family," said Oakland assistant general manager David Forst. "He was a valued member of our organization for almost two years, and certainly a guy we loved having around.''

Kennedy was married with a one-year old son.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By mitt (4.246.45.88) on Friday, November 23, 2007 - 11:50 am:

I saw that this morning, and felt shocked and saddened. He was so young.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By asch (71.60.111.179) on Friday, November 23, 2007 - 12:10 pm:

very sad

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By eyleenn (71.131.26.202) on Friday, November 23, 2007 - 02:15 pm:

Horrible. First Corey Lidle, now Kennedy.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By raiderjohn (218.32.14.11) on Friday, November 23, 2007 - 03:58 pm:

Geez, thoughts and prayers to his wife and child.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By oaktownfan (75.61.87.203) on Friday, November 23, 2007 - 07:06 pm:

RIP

Kennedy was a hell of a bullpen arm 2006 and IMO did help the A's reach the playoffs that season.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By washfan38 (69.111.194.29) on Friday, November 23, 2007 - 07:21 pm:

Very tragic you just never know when you are going to get called.

The part about having a 1 y/o son and not being able to raise him is really disheartning. All of you who have youngsters know what I mean.

GOD bless JK's soul.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By mitt (4.246.45.93) on Saturday, November 24, 2007 - 09:24 am:

It is being reported that his wife is pregnant, too. The pain and sense of loss that his loved ones must be suffering...

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By pachyderm (207.177.237.4) on Sunday, November 25, 2007 - 09:55 am:

MLB.com has tribute page for Joe Kennedy, here is the link: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/news/tributes/obit_joe_kennedy.jsp

RIP
Joe Kennedy

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By eyleenn (38.99.44.122) on Monday, November 26, 2007 - 11:25 am:

Nice article from the Chron:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/11/24/SPP7THUCS.DTL

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By jerryo1 (64.221.252.50) on Monday, November 26, 2007 - 12:42 pm:

The A's calendar, which was given away last season (players and their dogs), features JK as the featured player for November.

It was kind of freaky to come back in to work this morning and have Joe Kennedy and his dog staring back at me.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By eyleenn (71.131.7.65) on Monday, November 26, 2007 - 09:30 pm:

Sad and creepy at the same time.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By raiderjohn (61.216.95.185) on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 - 01:35 am:

I'm in Taiwan and the Chinese language ESPN reported the story, they showed Bonds hitting a bomb off him. The next story was about the Santana trade rumors, showed him striking out Vlad.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By finleyunplugged (205.225.207.97) on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 - 12:56 pm:

http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_7552708

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By eyleenn (71.131.28.202) on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 - 10:01 pm:

Sweet. Makes me regret the nasty things I said about his pitching.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By raiderjohn (61.217.198.208) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 06:29 pm:

All part of being a fan, you're pissed. You'd think after the Lidle accident, some of us would reel it in, I know I didn't, but as fans, we're passionate and in the heat of the moment definitely say things we regret later, regardless of what happens to the player.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By eyleenn (38.99.44.122) on Friday, November 30, 2007 - 04:29 pm:

Another touching story about Kennedy:

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=pearlman/071129

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By mitt (4.246.45.123) on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 05:29 am:

Susan Slusser is reporting that heart disease killed Joe Kennedy. The pending toxicology reports were not needed in determining his cause of death because he had "myxoid valvular disease":


http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/01/15/SPOKUF4KG.DTL

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By eyleenn (38.99.44.122) on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 12:49 pm:

Sounds as if he had been thoroughly examined, too. Scary.

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