Brody Stevens earned fame as a comic and actor, however earlier than he hit the standup circuit he was Steven Brody, pitcher, Arizona State.
He saved baseball in his life — which ended Friday in a reported suicide at age 48 — after switching to leisure, and he used his diamond experiences to help his efficiency.
“I feel there’s an overlap there, for certain. There’s a body-language studying that must be achieved if you pitch. You take a look at the hitter’s eyes, or how they react to a sure pitch, and it’s an identical factor with an viewers. It might be how are they sitting. How are they laughing? There are a number of variables,” he informed the Arizona Republic in 2015.
Stevens made friendships throughout his profession with quite a few baseball folks — lots of them had ties to his favourite crew, the Cubs. A few of these folks posted remembrances on social media after studying of his loss of life:
I’ll always remember the time spent with Brody Stevens throughout my time in Chicago thx to Mike Borzello. Each dialog was memorable, he liked baseball, and watching him throw a bullpen throughout an early spring morning will all the time be a spotlight for me..
— Jake Arrieta (@JArrieta34) February 23, 2019
One among my finest pals is gone, @BrodyismeFriend i really like you man. He all the time took the time to speak to me about baseball, comedy and life. A real pal.
— dan haren (@ithrow88) February 23, 2019
My school teammate, roommate, fellow @Cubs fan and, most significantly, my pal, killed himself at this time. Melancholy is actual, and it’s terrible.
— Jim Henderson (@CubsLeg) February 22, 2019
“Seize some wine, I’ll seize a field of cereal and let’s take a pic. It’ll be humorous” @BrodyismeFriend He was nice at making folks giggle and liked to speak about baseball. The world misplaced a gem at this time. #RIPBrody #PositivePush pic.twitter.com/NYTfh3cup3
— Justin Turner (@redturn2) February 23, 2019
Going to really miss seeing one in every of baseball’s largest fan and throughout good man this Spring Coaching. Your comedy and positivity will actually be missed @BrodyismeFriend!!! #RIPBrodyStevens
— Kevin Youkilis (@GreekGodOfHops) February 23, 2019
I as soon as performed a baseball sport with @BrodyismeFriend. He pitched 5 full innings that I caught for him. He had extra ardour for these 5 innings than any ball participant might ever hope have of their complete profession.
— Cody Decker (@Decker6) February 22, 2019
Oh no, my coronary heart is simply damaged at this time. Brody Stevens was as form a human being as I’ve ever met. What a tragic loss. Sensible, humorous, all the time made all people really feel good round him. RIP good pal.
— Len Kasper (@LenKasper) February 23, 2019
Brody Stevens had one hell of a throwing arm. Discuss destroying the parable that comedians can’t be athletic.
— Cameron Grant (@coolcam101) February 23, 2019