Sunday, August 03, 2008

A Legend Passes

Skip Caray, 1939-2008

"A woman walks into a bar, sidles up to a sportscaster and says "For $100, I'll do anything you want". The sportscaster slaps a hundred dollar bill on the bartop and says "Do the pre-game show tomorrow". ~joke told by Caray just a few weeks before his death

1 comment:

Blackjackk said...

From June 2005 - I remember because I sent an email about it to some friends.
Listening to Saturday’s Braves game on radio at work. Skip & Joe Simpson were discussing home plate umpire Joe West and his short fuse when it comes to throwing people out of the game. Skip indicated that he has a problem with “premature ejection”

Long pause from Joe, who obviously turned off his mike to do a spit take, and then he calmly returned and said he was sorry but his headphones were not working properly and he didn’t hear Skip’s last statement.

Skip then repeated it again. Another long pause from Joe who then indicated that if he had a problem with this sort of thing, there were some ads in today’s paper to help.

Skip was one of a kind.

Oh, and that fan who just caught the ball was from Opelika, Alabama....