Say HEY! Willie Mays, 75 on Saturday

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Alvin Dark tried to take Marichal out for the first time in the ninth. The conversation did not go well. Marichal refused to go, pointing to the Braves dugout at the 42-year-old counterpart and telling his manager, "I am not going to come out of that game as long as that old man is still pitching."

Dark tried again in the 12th, again to no avail. Before the 15th, Marichal thought he spotted a reliever coming in from the bullpen, so he hastily grabbed his glove and cap and raced out to the mound to reclaim his territory.

Stately, plump Carey Mulleeegan (Leee), Friday, 5 July 2013 19:00 (eight years ago) link

when men were men and hitters weren't that good.

playwright Greg Marlowe, secretly in love with Mary (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 6 July 2013 00:50 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

Didn't realize this was out there till I saw it in a bookstore today:

http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t427/sayhey1/barra_zps4fbec2dd.jpg

Still on the expensive side. Barra's great.

clemenza, Thursday, 22 August 2013 19:30 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

I love the first comment: "This photo is why Marvin Miller should be in the Hall Of Fame"

NoTimeBeforeTime, Monday, 23 September 2013 05:08 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

OMG PUPPEH!

Happy now?

My Life with the Thrillho Kult (Leee), Friday, 17 October 2014 03:37 (seven years ago) link

yeah you also ignored the beautiful 'happiness is a mets victory' picture i posted FOR YOU MORBS.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 17 October 2014 03:39 (seven years ago) link

yes, yr a good man. xp

No, I didn't! Just silent. I've read about that kid's banner for decades (it's not me).

this horrible, rotten slog to rigor mortis (Dr Morbius), Friday, 17 October 2014 03:40 (seven years ago) link

eleven months pass...

I'll put this here instead of the Trout thread:

http://www.halosheaven.com/2015/9/30/9424049/mike-trout-five-tool-players-in-mlb-angels

clemenza, Thursday, 1 October 2015 11:41 (six years ago) link

Bought an old issue of Life today (James Earl Ray/Sirhan Sirhan cover) and found this ad inside:

https://smokingwithhank.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/willie-mays-franks-redhot1.jpg

clemenza, Sunday, 11 October 2015 17:15 (six years ago) link

one month passes...
five months pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ChzLJSIXEAAw9Zb.jpg

85

mookieproof, Saturday, 7 May 2016 00:24 (five years ago) link

I had my vintage Mays shirt on at the Jays game tonight.

clemenza, Saturday, 7 May 2016 04:27 (five years ago) link

Happy Birthday to the Say Hey Kid. 85 and was at the ballpark for his birthday.

Bee OK, Saturday, 7 May 2016 14:37 (five years ago) link

You've probably seen this by now--can't figure out how to embed the clip.

http://www.mccoveychronicles.com/2016/5/6/11614296/president-obama-willie-mays-happy-birthday

Little things mean a lot. Notwithstanding that there's staff there to initiate and look after these things, I don't think you'd have seen this if McCain or Romney had been president.

clemenza, Monday, 9 May 2016 22:45 (five years ago) link

that was Great! thanks for sharing clemenza.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 10 May 2016 01:11 (five years ago) link

otoh everyone would give Kissinger a medal, that we all know

we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 10 May 2016 02:22 (five years ago) link

...that is, Jesus fucking Christ.

we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 10 May 2016 02:22 (five years ago) link

I've tried hard the past year-plus not to respond to your idiocy, but this time I will. Did it ever occur to you that a gesture like that might mean something to Willie Mays?

clemenza, Tuesday, 10 May 2016 02:51 (five years ago) link

it was fine til you brought McCain and Mitt into it. Just pretend America isn't here.

we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 10 May 2016 03:00 (five years ago) link

four months pass...

When I saw his name at the top of that newsy Facebook sidebar, I assumed that was it. No--anniversary of the Catch.

clemenza, Thursday, 29 September 2016 22:16 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

On this date in 1954, Willie Mays made one of the most iconic defensive plays in World Series history. The Giants center fielder tracked down Vic Wertz's long fly ball to make "The Catch" — an over-the-head basket grab in deep center field at the Polo Grounds — during a crucial moment in Game 1 against the Indians. The Giants went on to win the World Series in a four-game sweep.

Today, Major League Baseball announced that the World Series MVP trophy has been renamed in honor of the Say Hey Kid.

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/256686298/world-series-mvp-award-renamed-for-willie-mays/

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 29 September 2017 19:37 (four years ago) link

That rules

brimstead, Friday, 29 September 2017 20:05 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

And Happy Birthday too to Orson Welles and Sigmund Freud--May 6, genius day.

clemenza, Monday, 6 May 2019 21:58 (two years ago) link

and John Flansburgh of They Might be Giants and frogbs

frogbs, Monday, 6 May 2019 22:01 (two years ago) link

Have a good one--great day for your birthday.

clemenza, Monday, 6 May 2019 22:08 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

say HEY

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 12:37 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

90 today. (Can't find the thread I once started on May 6 birthdays--Mays, Orson Welles, and Freud.)

clemenza, Thursday, 6 May 2021 12:49 (five months ago) link


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