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#1 Reason No. 1028 I'm glad I got rid of the television.
Posted by tu3031 2012-12-15 00:14||
#2 If only Steve Goodman had gotten his wish:
He said, "Give me a double header funeral in Wrigley Field
On some sunny weekend day (no lights)
Have the organ play the "National Anthem"
and then a little 'na, na, na, na, hey hey, hey, Goodbye'
Make six bullpen pitchers, carry my coffin
and six ground keepers clear my path
Have the umpires bark me out at every base
In all their holy wrath
Its a beautiful day for a funeral, Hey Ernie lets play two!
Somebody go get Jack Brickhouse to come back,
and conduct just one more interview
Have the Cubbies run right out into the middle of the field,
Have Keith Moreland drop a routine fly
Give everybody two bags of peanuts and a frosty malt
And I'll be ready to die
Build a big fire on home plate out of your Louisville Sluggers baseball bats,
And toss my coffin in
Let my ashes blow in a beautiful snow
From the prevailing 30 mile an hour southwest wind
When my last remains go flying over the left-field wall
Will bid the bleacher bums adieu
And I will come to my final resting place, out on Waveland Avenue
Posted by Shipman 2012-12-15 11:53||
#4 Why do I get the feeling that someone at TLC was joking but nobody got it?
Posted by gorb 2012-12-15 12:04||
#5 That was "A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request," by the late Steve Goodman. He wrote it 12 years after he was diagnosed with leukemia, and 3 years before that killed him. He died 11 days before the Cubs made their first playoff series in ages. So, he wrote something other than "City of New Orleans."