Post Number: 1627
|Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 - 10:31 am: |
phil "scooter" rizzuto has passed on. i named my cat scooter in honor of him as i found her the day he was inducted into the hall of fame and then my first tribute bass in honor of her when she passed
i bet she is in his lap right now.....
thanks for the laughs scooter...
Post Number: 2577
|Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 - 4:41 pm: |
August seems to be a bad month for Yankee greats. The Mic died on August 13, 1995, just 4 days following Jerry Garcia's passing. Now the Scooter on August 14th. I grew up listening to Rizzuto. I'll never forget the classic Rizzuto call:
"Holy Cow! What a hit, he really got into this one. It's going, going ..... it's ...... caught at the warning track!"
Post Number: 2183
|Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 - 4:40 am: |
Yup, very sad indeed. Growing up in a Yankees house in suburban Joisey, Scooter's Yanks play-by-play was a rite of passage. He outlived both of my Italian grandparents who loved him, so I imagine they'll have plenty to say to one another beyond the pearly gates.
FWIW, despite cringing to this day everytime I hear anything off of Meatloaf's "Bat Out Of Hell" (in no small part due to extreme overplay by radio and friends in the summer of '77), the best part of "Paradise By The Dashboard Light" is The Scooter's commentary juxtaposed over the squeals of teenage lust, LOL!
Post Number: 2578
|Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 - 7:40 am: |
Thanks for the memory. I'd totally forgotten about the Scooter's appearance in "Paradise". As Phil would say, "What a Huckleberry"!
Post Number: 1107
|Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 - 10:31 am: |
Yet another Kasim Sultan reference this week! He played bass on Meat's first album, Bat Out Of Hell, along with the rest of Utopia. That song has some seriously nice bass playing..
I had no clue who Scooter was, but always considered the play-by-play on Dashboard to be the quintessential sports delivery.