Essay on Forgiveness : Ray Aleman Has Been The Best Friend A Guy

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forgiveness. Ray Aleman has been the best friend a guy could ask for. We had many great times playing sports together and I hope we will get together and relive some of them in the near future. Jack Massucci is another lifelong pal and confidant who was part of our community band of brothers. As youngsters, he and I were inseparable and I am blessed to still count him among my good friends. Nonetheless, I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend, Ron Moreland. Ron, who was one of our gang from the old neighborhood, battled cancer for more than 20 years and was the epitome of strength and determination. With excruciating pain throughout his body, he suffered quietly to the very end. Ron, you were a great guy, who showed tremendous courage in face of a horrible disease. The scout who signed me to my first contract in professional baseball was Chuck Koney of the Boston Red Sox. A native of the Chicago area, Mr. Koney had my respect and admiration from the very beginning of our relationship. He was a man of strong moral character who, in spite of suffering a traumatic injury in an explosion which ended his promising career as a player, went on to become one of the more respected scouts in all of baseball. I would learn for myself that Chuck 's honesty and integrity was indicative of the type of organization he represented. I am forever grateful to Chuck for the confidence he showed in me and to everyone involved with the Red Sox system at that time. I…

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