'The Angels just got a new coach': Howard Bell remembered on Facebook, Twitter

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  1. Long-time Springfield high school baseball coach Howard Bell, who was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in December 2011, died early this morning. Bell was 48.

    Community members have taken to social media today to remember Bell. Public posts on Facebook and Twitter are below.
  2. Baseball lost a great man today. Rest in peace Howard Bell.
  3. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Howard Bell. A great coach and even greater guy.
  4. R.I.P Coach Bell. You meant so much to so many. From giving me high fives in the hallways, to tellin me to practice lifting weights because im scrawny, to all the baseball stories you used to tell us. You were a fighter, you held on for so long. You were the strongest man I knew. So many looker up to you and you made my 4 years at Glendale so memorable. We love you coach. You will always have a place in all of our hearts. R.I.P Coach Howard Bell
  5. I have been feeling a little sorry for myself lately because I am overwhelmed. That's when God gives you a big dose of perspective. A friend from high school lost her husband and high school sweetheart today. He was diagnosed wiht ALS about 18 months ago. RIP to Howard Bell- a talented baseball player, coach, father and husband. Prayers and thoughts with Kim Hubbard Bell
  6. Please keep the family of Coach Howard Bell, the coaches and players at Glendale and all the students past and present whose lives have been touched by Coach Bell. Coach Bell's passing has left a hole in their hearts and we ask for comfort and strength in this time of loss and grief. May we be reminded of the joy and passion that Coach Bell approached not only every game he played and coached; but that he approached every day of his life with.
  7. I remember coaching baseball at Parkview when Howard Bell was a freshman. He was a great player then and a great man later. It was always a pleasure to talk with him any chance I got. He was a young ball players dream. He would talk with them about what they had to do to be successful both on the field and off. I can't say enough about him, nobody could. Today I shed a tear for a very special person. He will be missed by everyone. By Howard, see ya in the greatest dugout ever built someday. Then we'll play Indian ball forever.