Sunday, May 5, 2013

"The Catch"

I haven't been blogging recently because my free time has been wrapped up in a family music project, which ends up with me burning a ton of CDs.

Today, as I was rooting around the house looking for an empty shoebox to carry said CDs, I found this in my basement:

I made this model back in the mid-1960s (I think it may have been a birthday gift from my parents). I haven't seen it for years, but I did refer to it back in March 2010 in this blog post. (Willie has become unglued, and needs help from a rubberband to pose for this photo op.)



Jim from Downingtown said...

Coincidentally, today is Willie Mays' 82nd birthday!

Jim from Downingtown said...

I was re-watching the 1950s episode of Ken Burns Baseball last night, and when they got to the 1954 World Series, they showed little-league champion (and future Dodger) Jim Barbieri throwing out the first ball in the game that featured "The Catch".