Friday, September 24, 2010

Eddie Fisher is gone: Is this the celebrity death that turns around our autumn?

First, condolences to the family. He was a great man. I still remember him guest-hosting The Mike Douglas Show. Nobody ever brought more joy to the Monday-Friday 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. TV slot. I am not being sarcastic. You cynics, with your smartalecky shirts and collars, sicken me. Eddie Fisher was a good man. Liz never knew what she had.

Secondly, we must face scientific reality: Last year, the deaths of several celebrities sparked Yankee winning streaks. I'm not talking gibberish. We have irrefutable, anecdotal evidence. We have cold, hard numbers. You could google it. I'm not going to now, because I'm on a spiritual and literary roll.

Tonight begins the Yankee post-Eddie Fisher era. Everything that ever happened no longer is a factor. This is Day One. 

As for Liz -- may she be comforted in her grief. 

Winning the World Series is not for sissies. Sometimes, blood must spill.


Joe De Pastry said...

Debbie Reynolds might have a different opinion, but I really can't criticize Eddie for trading her for Liz.

David Ballela said...

Hey Joe
Though Jewish, Eddie had an Italian treat for Liz