Ed Herrmann's Journal
The White Sox remember
Written Apr 1, 2014 1:32amOpening Day Comisky Park 2014 shared an awesome tribute to Ed. We shed many tears today but are so blessed to realize this amazing man is remembered in so many ways for his contribution to baseball and life. Thank you for keeping his memory alive.
Hoggy - A Man of Courage and Spirit
Written Feb 5, 2014 11:13pmEd's favorite time of year was the 2nd week in January when he could put on his uniform and cleats and get back out on the field with the White Sox Fantasy Campers. Ed physically missed this years camp but he remains in spirit. His buddies didn't forget and honored him with the creation of the Ed Herrmann Courage and Spirit award to be given to a camper each year. What an Awesome Tribute for a man whose Courage and Spirit never wavered even during the last year of his life. He was always doing 'ok'. He never lost the hope or faith but always knew he was safe in the arms of his Savior.
Your legacy lives on Hoggy. I love you.
Hoggy's Final Ride
Written Jan 8, 2014 12:43am
We started the day of Ed's memorial, with Hoggy's final Ride, a motorcycle procession from our house in Poway to the church in El Cajon. Both Nicole, cuddling Ed's urn, and I were able to ride on one of the bikes, previously owned by Ed. One now owned by CMA VP, Mark Fowler and the other owned by CMA Chaplain, Troy Buist. This was a blessing to be able to have Hoggy's last ride, on Hoggy's bikes. We were blessed to have dozen's of bikers meet us at the house from other cities and other clubs to accompany us on the ride. Hoggy did leave Poway with a Harley roar.
Once we got to the church, 100's of you were there to share the memories of Ed's life. I was dissappointed I didn't get to hug each and every one of you but please know your presence was felt and appreciated by each of us. Hoggy was certainly smiling to see how many of his friends were there to remember good times with him.
Our friend, Mark (Chopper's dad), took a video during our 7th inning stretch, led by Hoggy's good friend, Randy Jones. I still can't believe he's gone.
Bill Melton shared from a card Ed gave him that he has kept for 40 years. This is not only how Ed lived his life, but how he hopes his friends can improve their lives with .... ATTITUDE.
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company...a church....a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude...I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.
And so it is with you...we are in charge of our attitudes.