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Sunday, March 04, 2018

Bad new about Rusty Staub

The beloved Mets icon and New York philanthropist, who survived a midflight heart attack from Ireland to JFK Airport in October 2015, is again gravely ill in a West Palm Beach, Fla., hospital where he has been suffering from a staph infection that has led to kidney failure for nearly a month now.

Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: March 04, 2018 at 10:17 AM | 18 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: March 04, 2018 at 01:59 PM (#5633492)
Damn shame.
   2. eddieot Posted: March 04, 2018 at 02:55 PM (#5633498)
I once scored a difficult reservation for my wedding anniversary at Gramercy Park Tavern. As we were being shown to our table we walked by a large round central table and Rusty Staub was holding court with about seven other people. When we got to our table I said to my wife (a Yankee fan): "Did you notice who that was we just walked by?" She shook her head and turned around to look. She turned back to me with a big smile and said "Holy s**t!! Le Grand Orange!"

My friends, I wanted to marry her all over again.
   3. I Am Not a Number Posted: March 04, 2018 at 03:49 PM (#5633505)
A hometown hero of my youth. Something fitting about a New Orleans boy with a French nickname.
   4. Sunday silence Posted: March 04, 2018 at 05:43 PM (#5633530)
in other recent news...

Orlando Cepeda seems to be recovering well after suffering a heart attack about a week ago. I think it was heart attack. REcent reports from a couple days ago says he's recovering well.

Also BOb Watson, the HOU gm and player apparently needs a kidney but is refusing offers, just says he he's had a good life. I think Watson is 71 so not a terribly old guy.

Hang in there old baseball guys!
   5. dlf Posted: March 04, 2018 at 06:24 PM (#5633542)
Also BOb Watson, the HOU gm and player apparently needs a kidney but is refusing offers, just says he he's had a good life. I think Watson is 71 so not a terribly old guy.


Unlike hearts, lungs, eyes and most other organs that can be transplanted, the donor need not be deceased for a kidney transplant. I am the very happy, and far healthier than I deserve, recipient of a spare one of my brothers donated. Brother is doing very well. The mother of my daughter's close friend donated a kidney to her mother and donor has run several marathons since then. I obviously don't know the guy who scored baseball's millionth run, but here's hoping he has a long and healthy coda.
   6. salvomania Posted: March 05, 2018 at 11:30 AM (#5633772)
we walked by a large round central table and Rusty Staub was holding court with about seven other people.

Isn't Staub also known as something of a gourmand?
   7. . . . . . . Posted: March 05, 2018 at 12:28 PM (#5633829)

Isn't Staub also known as something of a gourmand?


Also an oenophile.

Also, everyone I know who was active in the NYC social scene from that era swears Rusty had appetites like, um, what Quincy Jones implied about Marlon Brando.
   8. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: March 05, 2018 at 01:11 PM (#5633876)
Ed Kranepool needs a kidney, too.
   9. Moeball Posted: March 05, 2018 at 01:38 PM (#5633900)
Unlike hearts, lungs, eyes and most other organs that can be transplanted, the donor need not be deceased for a kidney transplant. I am the very happy, and far healthier than I deserve, recipient of a spare one of my brothers donated. Brother is doing very well. The mother of my daughter's close friend donated a kidney to her mother and donor has run several marathons since then. I obviously don't know the guy who scored baseball's millionth run, but here's hoping he has a long and healthy coda.


Trevor Hoffman played his whole career with one kidney after losing one as an infant, so the legend goes.

Isn't Staub also known as something of a gourmand?


Was known for making a killer rack of lamb BITD.
   10. dlf Posted: March 05, 2018 at 02:42 PM (#5633959)
Trevor Hoffman played his whole career with one kidney after losing one as an infant, so the legend goes.


FWIW, Sean Elliot returned to the NBA after receiving a kidney transplant, playing a season and a half after the surgery.
   11. Rusty Priske Posted: March 05, 2018 at 02:59 PM (#5633984)
I always had a soft spot for Staub.

I wonder why...
   12. QLE Posted: March 05, 2018 at 04:10 PM (#5634069)
Isn't Staub also known as something of a gourmand?


He controls a table at Rao's, the notoriously impossible to get into NYC restaurant, so it would make sense:

http://www.grubstreet.com/2013/09/customers-discuss-how-they-got-tables-at-raos.html
   13. RMc's Unenviable Situation Posted: March 06, 2018 at 09:29 PM (#5634736)
The Expos are dead and Le Grande Orange don't feel so good himself!
   14. Howie Menckel Posted: March 07, 2018 at 10:04 AM (#5634810)
Rusty had a restaurant in Manhattan back in the 1980s.

still the best ribs I have ever had. iirc, he was involved in the recipes.
   15. gef the talking mongoose, amorphous lefty blob Posted: March 07, 2018 at 10:35 AM (#5634822)
I always had a soft spot for Staub.

I wonder why...


His given first name is the same as mine, & he also made a point of catching fly balls one-handed, as I did. Accordingly, he was one of my favorite players as a kid.
   16. Traderdave Posted: March 07, 2018 at 03:36 PM (#5635048)
still the best ribs I have ever had


With all due respect, they are second to mine.
   17. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: March 07, 2018 at 04:21 PM (#5635067)
There was a game in the 80's where Houston came to Shea and the cameras caught Astros reliever Charlie Kerfeld munching away on some BBQ ribs in the bullpen and the announcers were laughing about it. I think, and I'm not positive, that the ribs were from Rusty's; but I don't remember him being in the booth that day...he did broadcast rather poorly for awhile. Still a great Met and fan favorite.
   18. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: March 07, 2018 at 05:15 PM (#5635081)
I skipped a freshman orientation party on my first night at Duke to see the Durham Bulls play (and lose to) Kinston in game 7 of the 1962 Carolina League playoffs, in the old Bulls Stadium with the steep centerfield incline that tortured all the would-be Willies, Mickeys and Dukes. It was easy to tell even then that Staub was a future Major Leaguer, and indeed the next year he became the Colt .45s starting first baseman.

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