The World Is Less Funny

Terrible news today – John Brattain has passed away at the age of 44. He was a great writer, and a remarkable asset to the community of baseball nerds that we’re all a part of. I never had any interaction with him, but enjoyed his work at a distance. We’ve lost a good one. My condolences to his family.



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Aiden
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Aiden
7 years 5 months ago

Wow – are you serious? That completely ruined my day. That is awful. I never comment on anything really, but John, we will miss you and your work. Heartfelt condolences to friends and family.

Teej
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Teej
7 years 5 months ago

He was a riot. Condolences.

erik
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7 years 5 months ago

I’ll miss his writing. Sad news.

Evan
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7 years 5 months ago

While I didn’t always agree with him, I always looked forward to reading his work at the Hardball Times and he will be missed.

t ball
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t ball
7 years 5 months ago

Shocking, that is way too young, and I feel cheated of several decades of lost good baseball writing.

Heath
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7 years 4 months ago

Fantastic and entertaining writer. I had corresponded with him on more than one occasion and he was a hell of a nice guy too.

Shocking and sad news. My deepest condolences to his family and friends…

Don Zinck
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Don Zinck
7 years 4 months ago

Condolences to John’s family and friends. He was one fellow I wish I had really known because his articles were always funny, informative, and entertaining, and showed his caring and understanding for other people. He came across as not only a good writer and genuine baseball fan, but as a nice guy.
The news of John Brattain’s passing makes me sad – even for personal, selfish reasons. I’ll miss him.

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