Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Yankee Great Phil Rizzuto Dead At 89
He's gone to the great Money Store in the sky. (Nanette was the first to tell me. The NYTimes and the NY Daily News didn't have it on their website as of this posting, but my old paper the NY Post had a two-line obit and a banner notice on the front page.) What are your favorite memories of Scooter? Personally, I saw those ads for the Money Store growing up and hadn't a clue he was a Yankee -- I couldn't figure out why anyone would take a loan from something as shady as "the Money Store" or why they would trust this guy. Later of course, I grew to love his rambling commentary during games and shout outs for the birthdays of elderly fans. Gotta wear black to the Stadium tonight.