Tuesday, August 14, 2007

R.I.P. Scooter

The legendary Phil Rizzuto passed away at the age of 89. The mention of his name stirs up wonderful memories of watching baseball growing up and into adulthood as Rizzuto was on of the announcers for the Yankees.

The "scooter" always, and I mean always made me laugh throughout the game. He was a great man for the sport of baseball and his spirit will live on forever.

5 comments:

Airam said...

How cute is he! I bet he was a great grandad.

AaroN said...

Funny thing is -- I never knew what he looked like. But if you listen to baseball, he's got one of the most recognizeable voices!

ARM said...

I was saddened when I saw this article this morning on Yahoo. He was one of the few announcers I enjoyed hearing talk during baseball games! He will definitely be missed.

And...wasn't his the name that Billy Madison was supposed to write in cursive, but couldn't get the z's? And Veronica Vaughn made fun of him? I'm pretty sure.

egan said...

Once a Yankee, always a Yankee.

Aaron, he wasn't a bad baseball player either. Hall of Fame and all.

Chris said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by on this one - it was really emotional watching the Yankees yesterday. It was horrible to watch them lose 12-0 but on top of that all of the clips of Scooter were way emotional.