All in the Family

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A pretty cool news item came out of a seemingly innocent rehab start made by Tim Hudson this week. Teammates Adam LaRoche and Brian McCann, who through Spring Training, the World Baseball Classic, and the regular season likely take in 200+ games a year, sat in the front row of their teammate's start for AAA Gwinnett. It's admirable that they take care of each other and want to support their ailing friend.

While I'm not quite sure of this is the blogging equivalent, we at Walkoff Walk would be remiss were we not to give a shout out to our friend, commenter, twitter master, tumblrer, tipster, Heist-attender, and all around good guy Matt_T from Atlanta. Matt came home last night to find his home badly damaged in a fire.

I can't even image what that might feel like, but I know it wouldn't be good. All our thoughts are with our friend Matt (who's okay, we understand) and hopefully he can get back on his feet in no time. I'm sure we've all got some Braves merchandise, Mastadon tshirts, and Hold Steady records kicking around to help rebuild your collection. Chin chin, friend.

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18 Comments

I'm not sure about this; Squeaky Fromme was in a family, too... but Matt is the good kind of crazy. I don't have any ironic T-shirts, but I do have best wishes I can box up and send along.

You know I have ironic tees, and you are free to them, but be forewarned: pit stains.

All the best, Matt.

I am unemployed ergo can't offer much...but I can still offer something. Let the WoW collective know.

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Good luck, Matt.

Thanks so much guys.

Luckily my mastodon shirt survived because I was wearing it.

My folks live close so I've got a place to stay.

And go braves.

Holy crap... Best of luck to you, Matt.

Matt's positive spirit is a big reason why he's so popular here, and I'm glad he can access it in the face of something like this.

Matt, I hope things settle enough in the next few weeks so that you can get properly shitfaced for the UGA opener.

Cheers to WoWies everywhere for keeping our Matt in your thoughts and prayers.

If there ever was a time we needed Chipper Jones, it's now.

I just went back. It's bad. My place is gone. Collapsed into the one below. They think it was an electric fire that started in the attic. Luckily no people were hurt. And there's a small chance the cats did get out. They had the door open for a while before it got really bad.

I just want to thank everyone for thr kind words. It's amazing how much of a community wr have here and at deadspin. You guys are thr best.

Time to listen to Stay Positive on repeat.

Whiskey Cat lives!!!

SO WE JUST GOT DONE PUTTING THE IRON ON THE PHILTHIES -MY OWN NAME THANKS- AND ONE OF THE TRAINERS ALERTED ME TO THIS DISASTER AND I HAVE TO SAY THAT THIS IS WHAT THE OL BOY CALLS A REAL STINKEROO. ALL I CAN DO IS HOPE THAT YOU GET EVERYTHING STRAIGHTENED OUT JUST AS FAST AS MOUSE ON A HOT STOVE PLATE. AND IN FACT THE BIG CHIP WILL DONATE HIS NEXT THREE ROUND BAGGERS TO THE CAUSE CAUSE THATS THE KIND OF BIG SHOT BRO THAT I AM. SO MATT-T-TT JUST STAY A TRUE BLUE DUDE AND KEEP YOUR NECK UP

Awesome.

Awesome.

Guy Clark thinks it's forty minutes of awesome too

It's Guy's answer to Five Minutes of Funk. And, I think my laptop might be haunted.

First lol since last night. Thanks Chip

whiskey cat was found in the unit below mine, when the floor collapsed she apparently rode it down. She's in the pet hospital for at least 24 but in pretty good shape. Ginger cat is still mia.

Thanks again everyone.

Yours is a brand of humor that is indestructible. That's my favorite kind. Good luck in getting back on your feet, brother.

I know I don't really comment here anymore, but I can still read. And I am sad to hear all that.

Wow, I just read this. It sucks. Matt, glad you found your cat, hope your other one shows up. Take care.

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