Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Look who's 80!


Wallace Matthews pays tribute to "the real Yankees Iron Man" at Forbes.

23 comments:

TheWinWarblist said...

You can't predict baseball! Move the runner over! Score a run on an out!

Ken of Brooklyn said...

Salute to The Master, who like another master, The Maestro Louis Armstrong, loved working on his July 4th BDay!

John M said...

I was on vacation last week and got in very late on Monday. Even later, we had to go to the animal hospital, because our lovely, funny, great pet cat had developed a critical illness...kidney failure...over the last day and a half we were away.

We went to say goodbye, and had to let him go so he wouldn't suffer any further.

I'm watching the game, I'm glad CC got out of that early jam, but my heart isn't in it. It's going to be very lonely around here without that silly guy's company when the wife is at work.

RIP, Maus. You are and will be missed, greatly.

I think even Maus wondered why we still have Walker, btw. He was a smart fellow.

Leinstery said...

Some prankster keeps calling John. I heard the phone ringing during the second and thought that is was odd. Then it started ringing again after Stanton's HR and Suzyn said someone is calling him, you'd think they'd know he's doing a game.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Kay imitated the Master on the Stanton HR. It was his birthday tribute.

Alphonso said...

Sorry to lose a Yankee fan in your household, John M.

Condolences.

Leinstery said...

It's official, I have more faith in Higgy than Bird.

John M said...

Thanks, Alphonso.

TheWinWarblist said...

I'm listening to the away feed. They're pretty good.

TheWinWarblist said...

Keith Olberman is on.

TheWinWarblist said...

BLP is, right now, slightly better than replacement player level.

TheWinWarblist said...

BB Ref has BLP at 0.2 WAR for the season. Fangraphs has him at 0.4. I know that we here at IIHIIFIIC are all so very pround.

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Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...

80 is REALLY OLD. Vin Scully retired at 88 (I had to play some YouTube clips to remind myself how geriatric his voice was). My employer is 92 and he still shuffles around the building every day, same weak voice. The guy who lives next door told me he’d be dead in six months five years ago, has an old man voice. John Sterling sounds EXACTLY THE SAME as he did in 1972. Will we get another decade out of John? I hope so.

TheWinWarblist said...

BJPB, truly it would be amazing.

Ken of Brooklyn said...

John M, I'm so sorry to hear about your dear Maus, as a 'cat person' I know how tough a loss like that is, especially unexpected!
Long Live Maus, Long Live The Master, and Long Live IIHIIFIIC!

Anonymous said...

Sterling is on PEDs.

Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...

Not just any PEDs... Festeris.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Very sorry to hear about Maus, John M. It's amazing how much that can effect one. We have lost two of them over the years, one while holding her, and seeing that light just fade out of her eyes was terrible. They are such small things, but so large to us.

Mustang said...

Rest in peace, Maus

KD said...

Sorry about Maus, John. I’m sure he was a good kitty.

Carl Weitz said...

John...sorry about your loss. As a long time pet owner, I understand the finality of losing a pet and the despair it brings. I have two 4 year old Yellow Labs and frequently lament their passing even though it will likely not happen for at least another 6-10 years. The silver lining is, at our ages most here are, we might be outlived by our pets and never have to go through that experience again! How is that for optimism? I think I've been reading this blog too long LOL.

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