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Paul here, popping in from my August break to report the sad news that Uni Watch boy mascot Tucker (shown above with the 16-letter nameplate for A’s prospect Eric Stuckenschneider, which would have set the record for the longest MLB NOB if he’d made it to the bigs) died yesterday. He’d been sick for the previous week with a problem that was difficult to diagnose. After several vet visits and tests, it turned out to be a neurological problem, and yesterday I decided he’d suffered enough. He was 12 years old.
Tucker was as awesome a cat as I’ve ever had — super-friendly, super-sweet, with a big purr and an even bigger heart. Nicest guy ever, really. Uni Watch HQ already feels so much emptier without him. His sister, Uni Watch girl mascot Caitlin (who’d spent every single day of her existence with Tucker, even going back to their mother’s womb!), can tell something’s wrong. How do I explain to her that her buddy won’t be coming home?
We’ll be closed today. Back tomorrow. Thanks for understanding. — Paul