Posted 13 April 2014 - 06:21 AM
And I can only imagine what kind of player he was to have in the locker room with that personalty; probably a morale booster for everyone. I hope when the team honors Chico, that they don't neglect to honor him as a former player in addition to celebrating his years as an announcer..
He was definitely important in those early years...on a team as hopeless at those early Devils were, you need someone like him who's almost relentlessly positive and cheerful, as the losses are piling up...there's just only so much suckage most players can take. You need a guy who can help his young teammates find the positives in their performances, help them find things to build on that aren't yet translating into wins. A guy like Chico helps to keep them from getting angry/frustrated and from giving up on themselves..
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 13 April 2014 - 06:22 AM.
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