RIP Willie Mays

Pure baseball joy. The famous catch in the 1954 World Collection is my first TV memory.

9 Comments on “RIP Willie Mays”

  1. Greetings!

    “The Catch” is one of the great moments in baseball history. How exciting and electric it must have been to witness it and the game in person. RIP “Say Hey Kid.”

    Another hot day in this neck of the woods.

    Good day to all!

  2. I saw that today. So sad.

    And it is Juneteenth.

    I worked in the front yard yesterday and am tired today but I forced myself to work another hour. I will be heading to the store for groceries (for the dogs) and then swing by Home Depot for potting soil and some Old Castle blocks to start the corners for raised beds #3 and #4. Just a block for each corner as I need them to center the birdbath which needs to go in very soon. It will be in the 80s from Saturday to Wednesday. Friday it’s the dog park so I’d like to get as much done as I can so if I don’t finish, I can get it done end of next week. Summer is here and the hot weather has arrived EARLY. The birds need water up high, the bees and butterflies have their water down low, all of the plants and trees need water, period.

    What was that thing about the aquifer again?

  3. There may be no crying in baseball, but I do think a tear or two can be shed for the passing of Willie Mays. I’m sure he’ll be greeted at the purlie gates with a very welcome “say hey”. I was a little young in 1954, so I have no direct memory of “the catch”. My first real baseball memory is about 7 years later, when Bill Maseroski (sp?) hit the walk off home run in Game 7 of the World Collection for the Pirates to beat the Yankees. In my misguided youth at the time I was a Yankees fan, so it was a major disappointment.

      1. You’re right. It doesn’t like the word Sear EEs.

        Which is odd since Chet and Bernie are one.

        And I’m manually typing and do not use autocorrect.

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