Posted by: cassymuronaka | March 14, 2009

Satchel Paige was right

David Nathan McNary says I am not posting enough.

In the several decades that I have known Dave, Variety reporter and baseball blogger, he has never steered me wrong, so here I am back at the keyboard.

“You don’t have to write something, but you should post every day …. even if it’s just a photo,” he said to me on the telephone 20 minutes ago.

Well, okay, Dave. How about this one?

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Shot sometime during the 1980s, this photograph was the only good thing to come out of a futile attempt by the two of us to freelance an article for the now-defunct LA Daily Reader on topiary sculptures in Los Angeles County. As it turned out, most of the giant plants were in Orange County, at Disneyland-area motels, to be specific. And don’t ask me why we thought this was a good idea for a story.

As for the Satchel Paige quote. If you aren’t familiar with the most famous line that baseball pitcher ever uttered, it’s ….

“Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.”

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Responses

  1. It’s all true

  2. That moustache is a little embarrassing

  3. You forget the perm I had in the 80s. You’ll never see a photo of that here.

  4. Which was growing faster, the mustache or the topiaries?

    Good photo though. There are days when I feel just like that…minus the mustache.

  5. that moustache was pretty steady.

  6. I cut it off around 1982 or 1983 after having had one since 1974 or so. I don’t even remember why I decided it was a good idea in the first place.

  7. plant animals chasing an hairy-faced animal…..verrrrry innnnnnnnterestink!!! So glad you are back to posting more regularly. I need my belly laughs!!

  8. and I am very fond of the quilt squares on each comment!

  9. the quilt squares are indeed very cool!


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