Hank Aaron died today.
When I was a kid, Hank Aaron was a miracle. He was the kinda hero kids assigned that sort of status to because… well, he deserved it.
Hank Aaron was good. Hank Aaron IS good. Magestic at his game of choice. A fighter before we really knew what it meant to be a fighter. Hank Aaron was a hero to millions in the truest sense of the word. For forty years he has remained in my memory—that’s the kind of thing a true hero does.
Thank you, Hank. You, along with many others have taught me what life is really about.
I still learn from you each and every day, even though I know so little about you.