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Posted by: Jack Curry on Dec 20, 2010 at 10:31:19 AM

My interview with Bob Feller had lasted for about two hours and my notebook was stuffed with a few dozen gems. It was time to leave Progressive Field and head to the airport in Cleveland, but Feller wouldn't let me get near a cab. Instead, Feller insisted on driving me to the airport.

No matter how strenuously I argued, Feller wouldn't listen. Can you imagine that scene? I tried to convince Feller that I should take a cab, but my words were meaningless to the Hall of Fame pitcher. He marched off to retrieve his car and told me exactly where to meet him outside the ballpark.

When Feller died of leukemia at the age of 92 last Wednesday, I remembered how I had spent a couple of hours with him two years ago. He was blunt, intelligent and entertaining, a patriotic man who could and would talk