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Monday, May 28, 2007

MSG: Healy: Superstitious stories

The original Nutty Buddy’s®...Fran Healy and Carlton Fisk.

Something happened to me that would be tough to be superstitious enough to duplicate. I was catching in Chicago in 1974, Ritchie Allen was hitting and Steve Busby was pitching on a cold day. Allen hit the ball and it hit my protective cup, completely breaking it in half. Boy, I was in agony. My chest, my back, it was terrible. I still remember it today.

They took me to the hospital that day. I was worried about the game until the doctor said that they might have to take a testicle out. I said, “I think I want a second opinion.” 

I flew out to Boston and saw - I believe his name was Tierney - the Red Sox doctor. He said, “Well it’s swollen, but it’s nothing compared to Fisk. Fisk is really in trouble.”

Carlton Fisk hadn’t played in a month and a half. He saw me that night and he came running over to me and brought over a goalie’s protective cup, telling me I should use this. This thing was huge.

Repoz Posted: May 28, 2007 at 01:49 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: May 28, 2007 at 02:36 PM (#2381205)
I came really close to getting through my life without reading a comparison of the balls of Fran Healy and Carlton Fisk.
   2. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 28, 2007 at 03:01 PM (#2381220)
Well, in 1955 Leon McLaughlin of the Rams got the mumps right before the NFL championship game, and he was a center. I've always kind of cringed at the thought of him accidentally misdirecting one of his snaps by an inch or so.
   3. The District Attorney Posted: May 28, 2007 at 08:31 PM (#2381454)
He saw me that night and he came running over to me and brought over a goalie’s protective cup, telling me I should use this. This thing was huge.
It was Colbert's.
   4. Slinger Francisco Barrios (Dr. Memory) Posted: May 29, 2007 at 05:50 PM (#2382634)
I demand pictures.

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