View Full Version : Johnny Oates dies

12-24-2004, 01:58 PM
Johnny Oates the former Texas Rangers manager passed away at 58. I believe he had brain cancer. R.I.P. Johnny, I remember seeing a piece on him on HBO's Real Sports and this man fought quite a battle (actually lasted a lot longer then doctor's predicted). Johnny was a hell of a manager who always had Texas in the playoffs and always had his team battling the Yankees hard. Underrated Manager who will be missed!

12-24-2004, 02:10 PM
Damn. He lived in Colonial Heights, just up the road a piece. As kind and decent a man as you would ever meet.
Flights of Angels sing thee to they rest Johnny. You were the definition of a hero....someone who did it all right

12-24-2004, 03:18 PM
You actually started a post without mentioning "X-Con"? :eek:

RIP Oates