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 Post subject: RIP Jason Botchford
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 12:39 pm 
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Longtime Vancouver sports journalist, most recently with the Athletic. Only 48, died of heart failure.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Jason Botchford
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 12:55 pm 
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Terrible news. Loved his Provies/Athletties columns. And only a little over six years older than I am right now. Way, way, way too young to be dying of heart failure.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Jason Botchford
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 1:41 pm 
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WTF?? I was just listening to his latest podcast, the Patcast… This is awful news for Vancouver hockey fans... I was worried his love of Beaver Buzz-fueled raging on the Patcast was going to get him into trouble. Will miss him on the Athletties. Best post-game coverage for Canucks fans in years...


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Jason Botchford
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 6:36 pm 
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shocking news, didn't always agree but was always keen to read his stuff. RIP


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Jason Botchford
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 6:52 pm 
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Simply the best in Vancouver at what he did. He'll leave a big hole in locale Canuck's journalism.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Jason Botchford
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 11:02 am 
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Botch was a unique talent and trail blazer as a hockey writer for Vancouver. His ability to connect narratives between big picture macro organizational structure with micro moves or plays within a game was his media innovation. He was smart, funny, intuitive and pushed the envelope while remaining respected as a beat reporter. Most of all he connected with fans whom he made feel they were a contributing to everything he did. He's the reason why i signed up for the Athletic when the Provies was dropped. He will be sorely missed. Rip.


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