Sunday, October 10, 2010

Go Giants!

I can't help but think of the GOOD OL' DAYS. . .
The 3 M's, Mays, Marichal and McCovey,
the Alou brothers, Jesus, Matty and Felipe
young Bobby Bonds and big Kevin Mitchell,
the battery of Gaylord Perry and Dick Dietz,
the double play dudes, Jim Ray Hart, Ron Hunt, Jim Davenport, Hal Lanier.
I breathed baseball from April to October, I LOVED these guys.
Today as the Giants play off with the Atlanta Braves I am time traveling back to Washington School, 6th grade, Lemoore, CA. I played with boys. At lunch hour when teams were being picked I could count on Don Wolfe or Chris Filipi to choose me. Usually 1B, sometimes SS. I never threw like a girl, my dad taught me to swing for the fence. It was tricky in a dress, but I managed. I held my own, no special considerations for Scofe.
I just heard that my Giant loving team mate, Chris Filipi, died this week.
For you, my friend,
I hope THE GIANTS make it to the dance!

6 comments:

auntgigi said...

This is an awesome post. You made your mark in the "boys' club" of baseball far before the Women's Rights movement!! Wolfe and Fio knew talent when they saw it, and picking the strongest team meant making good picks. You've always been a good pick.

We're all thinking of our friend, Chris. Everyone's heart is a little floppy.

cathmom said...

Ggirl, how 'bout this for an all star team?
Don Wolfe pitcher
Chris Filipi catcher
Me at 1st, Johnny "Bird" Costa 2nd, Lawrence Pulido 3rd, Pat Miliken SS, Pat Gomez RF, Angie Pulido CF, Roch Patterson LF
Niles Esrey, coach and you can be manager.

cathmom said...

Ggirl, how 'bout this for an all star team?
Don Wolfe pitcher
Chris Filipi catcher
Me at 1st, Johnny "Bird" Costa 2nd, Lawrence Pulido 3rd, Pat Miliken SS, Pat Gomez RF, Angie Pulido CF, Roch Patterson LF
Niles Esrey, coach and you can be manager.

auntgigi said...

Sandlot at it's best!!!!

oldguy said...

Amen...Cathy "O"!

cathmom said...

Jack, wouldn't a Bay Bridge series be over the top? If it happens in our lifetime, we'll be there. Right?