Sad news from the world of baseball today with the passing of Phil Rizzutto. All three idiots grew up listening to his voice broadcast Yankee games both on the radio and on Channel 11. The Scooter, with his lovable brand of broadcasting that included forgetting facts, announcing birthdays of little old ladies in Queens and the Bronx, and leaving after the 6th inning to beat the traffic shaped many generations - especially ours. I would especially love Scooter telling Bill White how he got lost on the way to the stadium -- even though he'd been going there for 50 years. Through it all, he was a Yankee to the core, and I'll always remember summer nights in my room, with the radio turned down real low when I was supposed to be asleep, listening to Scooter call games.
Holy Cow Scooter, you will be missed - but I'm sure that you still beat the traffic to the pearly gates, because there's no doubt that God is a Yankee fan. RIP.