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The Applefather just sent me a note about the passing of Jim Plummer, a long-time Mets employee. You can read about it at and (to name just a few).

The Applefather, in his e-mail to me, had the following things to say, and I found them moving and wanted to share them:

Jim Plummer, my assistant in the promotions dept. 1980-81-82, passed away earlier this week. As you know Jim was with me "at the beginning" of ideas and designs for The HR Apple. He was one of the all-time SPECIAL GUYS. Always there for you. Everybody loved him. He helped, by my count, thousands of ballplayers over the years.

I plan to be at the Celebration of Jim's life on Monday in Queens. If I am The Applefather, Jim is certainly at very least The Beloved Uncle. I miss him.

Posted by: Andrew @ 02:35:35PM EDT on Friday, June 27th, 2008
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