My old buddy Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto passed away today. What a character he was. I'm gonna miss him big-time.
My favorite Scooter memory is when he did that crazy play-by-play bit in that song by that Loaf fella. I think the tune was called "Paradise by the Dashboard Lights" or something like that. Anyway, the melody itself was awful but it was fun hearing Scooter do his bit.
Sometimes when it was just Phil and I sitting around having a few beers I'd ask him to "do that Paradise thingie!" What a guy. He'd always oblige.
As I mentioned earlier, heaven must have needed a shortstop and let me tell ya, they got a great one in this guy.