Say HEY! Willie Mays, 75 on Saturday

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

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:

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

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


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.

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.

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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