Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Holy Cow!

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketA local legend has left us today.

Former NY Yankee ballplayer and legendary broadcaster Phil Rizzuto died at the age of 89. Rizzuto was a player for 13 years and then followed that with a 40 year career in the Yankees' broadcast booth. Anyone who ever listened to him is very familiar with his cry of "Holy Cow" whenever he got excited. Phil was one-of-a-kind, he never apologized for his bias toward the Yankees, and he would let the players know when he was dissatisfied with their performance. His broadcasts were never dull.

He made it into the Hall of Fame in 1994, and finally retired from the Yankee booth in 1996. He was missed then, he'll be missed now. I have a feeling there is going to be one heck of a reunion today in Baseball Heaven. God bless the Scooter!

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