Sunday was a sad day as I had to say goodbye to two people in the category of more famous than me. One I will never see play professionally again while the other has left this world forever.
Today, Andre Agassi played the last match of his professional career as he lost in the third round of the US Open. He had said going in that this would be his last tournament of his career so I watched his three matches with anticipation of what would happen. Today, he finally played his last match and it was truly a sad event. He has always been my favorite tennis player and inspired me when I played on the varsity tennis team in high school. Always the emotional player, he bawled on the court after he lost and thanked the fans in a really touching way. It was sad to see him go.
That was the only goodbye I planned for today and then I heard of a tragic death just minutes ago. Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter, was killed today in an accident where he was stung by a sting ray. Apparently, he died instantly. You know, as crazy as he was, I never figured that he would die on one of his expeditions. I thought maybe he would get injured badly, but never die and die instantly at that. He truly was a great entertainer and had a great passion for his work. He will be truly missed.