Tuesday, August 14, 2007

RIP Scooter!

I'm sad to report that Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto, former shortstop for the New York Yankees and inductee in the Baseball Hall of Fame, died today at age 89.

Philip Francis "Scooter" Rizzuto
25 September 1917 - 14 August 2007
"I guess heaven must have needed a shortstop. Phil Rizzuto's
contributions to the Yankees and the sport of baseball were immense for a period
of over 50 years. He was one of the greatest Yankees of all time and a dear,
close friend of mine whose loss is enormous to me and to the entire Yankee
family. He epitomized the Yankee spirit -- gritty and hard charging -- and he
wore the pinstripes proudly. While Scooter may have been smaller in size than
some, he was among the tallest in his stature as a Yankee. He was a favorite of
fans both as a player and later as a broadcaster. His voice and "Holy Cow" will
be part of baseball for as long as we play the game. No one deserved his place
in the Hall of Fame more than Number 10. Our condolences to his wife, Cora, and
the rest of his family
- George Steinbrenner


The background image on this page is a Hebrew translation of the verse from Bob Dylan's song  It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), from which the title of this blog is taken. Translation courtesy of Yoram Aharon of Hod-HaSharon's page--found via YudelLine-- which has many Dylan lyrics in Hebrew.