Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Holy Cow Scooter....

Just got my CNN Breaking News memo that Phil Rizzuto has passed away at 89. Obviously I never saw him play - my main remembrances of him are from WPIX 11 broadcasts in the 80s with Roy Bill White and others, and of course, from the collected works of his poetry.

A sample of which herewith:

Forever Young
Bobby Thigpen out there.
Number thirty-seven.
That's the guy in the Peanuts cartoon.
That's a joke.
That guy in Peanuts with Charlie Brown.
He's always dirty.
Oh yeah.
Every day.
Orphan Annie.
You know,
She hasn't aged in thirty-two years.

The obit is here.

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