My favorite Lon Simmons story is the one he tells about his early days on the Giants' broadcasting team. Russ Hodges told him, "When the Giants lose, the rule is that we drink after the game to drown our sorrows. When they win, we drink to celebrate victory. The only time we don't drink is when there's a tie."
Then, there came a time in Philadelphia when the Giants and Phillies ran up against the city's blue laws and a tied game had to be halted in the 11th inning because of the curfew.
In the broadcasting booth, Hodges turned to Simmons and said, "Tonight, we break a rule."
Tuesday, March 2, 2004
Glenn Dickey has this nugget in his article today: