Friday, July 22, 2016

55 Yrs. Ago Today: Dizzy & Pee Wee
(Baseball Or Jazz?)

Recommended for this reporter by YouTube (Because I find this highly amusing? I don't actively look for ballgames from the dawn of television.) N.B.C.'s Game of the Week, San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Redlegs at Crosley Field, Dizzy Dean & Pee Wee Reese behind the microphones, Sat. 22 July 1961.
As we wallow down Memory Lane, anyone else remember a Game of the Wk. sometime in the mid/late 1970s (I think Joe Garagiola was the guy who apologized to the listeners an inning or so later) when an angry fellow very close to a live microphone went on a hell of a tirade (can't remember if he was unhappy w/ an ump or a player) using several popular combined Anglo-Saxonisms ("cocksucker", "motherfucker" or both, srsly) for close to thirty seconds before one of N.B.C.'s geniuses heard it & figured which mic to turn off? No? Probably lost to history then.

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