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Ted Williams: A New San Diego Icon?

There is a bronze statue of Ted at the entrance to City of Palms Park in Fort Myers Florida. It is a favorite place for fans to have their picture taken. I grew up in Boston and enjoyed going to Fenway and watching Ted play. My dad brought me often. I later sent my son to the Ted Williams' baseball camp in Lakeville, MA and to this day he speaks of it as being one of his fondest memories growing up. He said Ted was at the practices every day working with the kids. That was the first time I had the pleasure of meeting him. I remember as an adult being so excited and he was so down to earth. We spoke mostly about my son. He was great with the kids but hated the media. I met him later in Islamorada FL where he used to hang out fly fish for tarpon. We actually had coffee together. I have very fond memories of this wonderful man who was my childhood idle. I live in San Diego now and yes we should build a larger then life statue to his memory for all San Diegans to be proud of. We should recognize what he gave to baseball and to children and that it all originated here in San Diego.

November 3, 2010 at 7:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )