Sunday, July 5, 2009

Short Al

Things are getting slow over at the New York Times, but Chuck and LJT will certainly appreciate this. He's no Doris FRP, but still a mainstay.


ChuckJerry said...

That's fabulous.

I don't want to hear from Short Al, I don't want to hear from Doris. This is ridiculous.

rick said...

Though I don't listen to WFAN nor do I consider myself a baseball fan, this article is very entertaining, here are a few highlights...

Short Al is 5-foot-4, and he tells the story of his life as a baseball fan as though writing a script worthy of Kevin Costner.

Is that a compliment? Kevin Costner?

“I started boxing at age 7 because I was a little guy and got beat up in school,” he added. “I had 130 amateur fights and I was never knocked out because I have no neck, which is good for boxers and baseball catchers. Look at Yogi Berra and Johnny Bench.”

Are long necks only good for giraffes and golfers?

he said he witnessed Jackie Robinson’s first game as a Dodger on April 15, 1947.

“During infield practice, I yelled to him and he came over and I told him, ‘It’s about time the Negro ballplayers got their shot,’ ” he recalled.

Wow.."negro"...well it was 1947


word verification "budder" one who buds?

The Notorious LJT said...

why doesn't he just call in after his daughter gets up?