Remembering a big man
Before the Sidney Baseball program takes the field this spring, I would like to take a few moments to celebrate the life of a very close friend, mentor and founder of the BOC John Cronk, who passed away this past December.
There are so many stories I could tell you about Big John—as many as there are stitches on the ball—but as I start to remember them, I have to chuckle about one in particular.
I was about 17 years old and John and I were working my first legion game. Although John was about 400 pounds, in his mind he was agile as a cheetah. In reality he was more like a Mac truck wi...