Have to give a shout-out to my childhood friend Jimmy Rail.
Jimmy passed away on June 20, 2009.
He would have been 50 years old today.
We grew up together playing every sport imaginable. (We even made up a few games.)
Jimmy was from 13th street and was a Los Angeles Rams fan.
He wasn’t a happy camper when the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Rams in Super Bowl XIV, 31-19.
His wonderful sister Susan was one of the best athletes the neighborhood produced.
With the Yankees kicking ass these days I will never forget when Jimmy, me and Joe Lee would go to Yankee Stadium. We would arrive three hours before the game and try to shag home runs hit during batting practice.
We’d bring our gloves and soon as we caught the first one, we’d have a catch in the runway.
RIP Jimmy, we miss you.