The Minor League Baseball community lost a staple at the ballparks this week, in entertainer Myron Noodleman. Born Rick Hader (Noodleman, or course, was a stage name), he lost his battle with an aggressive form of cancer on Wednesday. He started performing at ballparks in 1994, and in 2004 was christened the fifth ‘clown prince of baseball’. Trevor and I had the pleasure of seeing him perform last season at the Frontier League Y’All-Star Game in Florence. His act was amazingly funny, leaving us in tears every time he took the field or interacted with fans in the stands. A friend of mine told me a couple of years ago, that I had to see him at a ballgame, and I gave the same advice to other baseball fans after seeing his act. The ability to make people laugh is an extremely powerful gift. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him, his family, and friends.
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