Wednesday, December 07, 2005

So Long, Slick-Fielding Hard Hat

Originally uploaded by dangunderman.
Former Met (and Blue Jay and Mariner and Yankee and Red Sock) John Olerud retired from baseball yesterday.

His sure hands, solid bat, and quiet confidence made almost every team he played for a contender.

But what I'll remember most about Johnny O is that for reasons never explained to me he wore a helmet when playing first base.

Major League Baseball will be a lesser place without a helmet-headed first baseman.



At 12:39 PM , Anonymous The Original Boomer said...

Okay, okay. Stop begging. I'll come back to you.

George Scott

At 8:05 PM , Anonymous Phil said...

Dan it was a precaution to protect his injured head he was diagnosed with subarachnoid hemorrhage which caused bleeding in the spinal column. He underwent surgery Feb. 27 1989 for the removal of an aneurysm at the base of the brain.

At 10:48 PM , Blogger dan g said...

OK, I have to throw up now.

At 10:28 AM , Anonymous Peter Parker said...

Subarachnoid? Doesn't that involve spiders? Did spiders lay eggs in his brain and then the eggs hatched and baby spiders started eating their way out? Were the spider eggs in a pack of Bubbleyum? Did he put the gum in his ears, and that's how the spider eggs got in his brain?

Phil, you're raising more questions than your answering.


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