View Full Version : The Passing of a Great Member

03-22-2011, 11:11 PM
As many of you have read during the coarse of the day. We have lost a great friend and an important piece of this site. Randy Martin aka Fatboycards has been with us since the infancy of The Bench and he always treated everyone with respect be it an old timer or the new guy on the block. We can only hope that others will follow in his footsteps and help guide new members the same way he did.

He was the 39th member of our HOF and he was proud to be a member of our MOD team. His insight and opinions were greatly appreciated on our staff, today we lost a FAMILY member.

We have created a special avatar in memory of Randy, he will be missed.


http://www.thebenchtrading.com/thebench/images/avatars/Randy 2.png

Thanks to Nick for the quick photoshop work.

03-22-2011, 11:33 PM
Randy was definitely an example to me on how to handle myself here on the Bench. He will be missed.

Motown G
03-22-2011, 11:37 PM
Love the new avatar; he will be missed.

03-22-2011, 11:58 PM
You will be missed, RIP Randy.

03-23-2011, 12:02 AM
RIP Randy!!! Thanks for the mentoring when I first started on the Bench... You will be greatly missed!!

03-23-2011, 12:54 AM
I have adopted the new avatar for awhile to honor his passion for this site and collecting cards and for his love of the Bengals and Reds..................As Joe Nuxhall use to say at the end of a radio broadcast on WLW 'This is the old left hander rounding third and heading for home, good night everybody"

03-23-2011, 02:18 AM
It goes without saying that we've lost a great friend and family member. RIP, Randy - may you have a box seat at the Great Ballpark in the Sky.

03-23-2011, 03:16 AM
I personally never traded a lot with him, but always enjoyed his posts and comments that he would always leave around the site. He was no doubt one of the best members of this website and will be truly missed by us all. "Gone, but never forgotten"...we will miss you my friend, but know you're still watching down on each one of us applauding the success may have. Rest in peace...

03-23-2011, 12:18 PM
I'm still in disbelief. Randy was a terrific guy, and really one of the builders of the community we have here.

Great work on the avatar, I love it.

03-23-2011, 12:23 PM
Awesome job on avatar

RIP Randy

03-23-2011, 12:35 PM
I had the pleasure to trade several times with randy.Always fair and honest. RIP Randy.

03-23-2011, 12:37 PM
I had the pleasure to trade several times with Randy.Always fair and honest. RIP Randy.

03-23-2011, 02:37 PM
I didn't know Randy too well, but I do know he was an intricate part of this Bench Family. You will be missed Randy. RIP.

I found this Tribute page, thought I'd share with you all as well:


03-23-2011, 05:08 PM
Wow, I can't believe that.. RIP Randy

Motown G
03-23-2011, 05:30 PM
Still really difficult to grasp today.......

03-23-2011, 07:07 PM
I am still having trouble with this. Love the avatar. Nice work. I will display it for a while in tribute.



David K.
03-23-2011, 08:51 PM
Thanks for the Avatar in memory of Randy! He was a great friend and moderator of "The Bench"! He was the heart and soul of this great site! Best regards, David

03-23-2011, 09:45 PM
Like many, I never really knew Randy - I don't think I traded with him, either. But I read most of his posts, and was very entertained by all of them. He definitely had everyone's respect. I am sorry for the loss to the people who he was closest to. Rest in Peace. This is a stunner.

03-23-2011, 11:00 PM
I had the pleasure of trading with him a couple times - great person and all around class act. He will be sorely missed


03-23-2011, 11:07 PM
I am speechless. Randy was a member in my fantasy baseball league, and just took part in our draft this past Sunday.

Randy was a great person, and I know he will be dearly missed.

RIP Randy.

03-23-2011, 11:15 PM
RIP Randy another Bench Legend gone to the field of dreams.

03-24-2011, 01:18 AM
I am stunned and saddened. I've traded with Randy several times through the years and chatted with him online before. It's an awful loss, and my thoughts and prayers go to his family.


03-24-2011, 07:58 PM

Thank you for sharing this. It always is very sad when someone we know passes away well before their time. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

03-24-2011, 08:33 PM
I am sad.....please pray for his family.

03-24-2011, 10:52 PM

I wish you all the best knowing your still a star in the baseball game in the sky!!

03-25-2011, 07:04 AM
Just read this and honestly im speachless, very saddened with this news. Have traded with Randy several times and i feel like i have lost a good friend of many years. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Randy was a class act and will be sorely missed not just here on the bench but to those who knew him.


03-26-2011, 09:26 AM
Randy was a great trader and a great guy, he will be missed. RIP, buddy.


04-02-2011, 04:59 PM
Another good man gone, my prayers go out to his family

sorry about the late post I was gone for a couple weeks and this wasn't the kind of news I wanted to see here.