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Treasure Tresh
2008-10-19 07:18
by Alex Belth
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Over at Why I Like Baseball, Cecilia Tan posts an interview she conducted with Tommy Tresh back in 2004:

Tresh: You know, I grew up with my dad being a major league ball player and because everything was there in front of me all the time, I never paid a whole lot of attention to it, to stats and all that. But I tell you there are a lot of people out there today who do. Playing in these fantasy camps and so on you really run into people who know everything. They know everything about you. Those have really been fun, for the players as well as the people who come. I've been doing them for over 20 years now but some of my best friends are people I've met through fantasy camps. It's like every year you have a week's vacation with your friends. So it's fantastic. As close friends as I've ever had. I've got friends of my own background that I might have known longer that I don't see a week a year. But the thing that makes it all work is that everybody has a love of the game, they have that one thread of common thing, and it doesn't matter if you're a fireman from New York or you're an attorney from Tampa, there are so many different variations of jobs and careers and so on that are all mixed together, and nobody wears that hat during that week, everybody wears a Yankee hat. It just really works well. I really enjoy it.

2008-10-19 11:34:03
1.   thelarmis
very cool! thanks for posting that. from all i've read, tresh sounds like he was a good guy.
2008-10-19 22:48:47
2.   ctan
He was really terrific.

My track record for ballplayers named Tom is bad this year. I did an interview with former Yankee Tommy Byrne, too, a few years back, and he passed this past year, also...

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