September 11, 2001 will always be part of history to all of us. But no one will realize the huge loss the game of stickball has taken. Not only have we lost a great competitor but a family member is no longer with us. I personally have lost what I consider a true friend and a great family member of mine. My heart goes out to Jo, Skylar, and Austin. Also Mary & Louie. I have had the honor and privilege to play against and with Steve. I will truly miss him and he will always be part of my thoughts as I play the game in which we shared a mutual love for. Though I know it will never be same again without having him for either a teammate or foe, I know he will always be there competing against us in all our hearts and minds. The outstanding job he has done in not only playing the game but promoting the sport has not yet begun to be recognized by the many who shared to good times for his hard work. I have been fortunate enough to work side by side with Steve in the many tournaments and functions he and myself have done. Let it be known that can never be replaced. But the memories I have will definitely stay etched in my heart and mind forever.
For the people who did not know this great man, I can only say you have no idea what kind of heart this man carried. I was lucky enough to know him on and off the field and I can truly say you will be missed in more ways then one. May God be with you. I will never say good-bye but will say until we see each other again. I love you kid.