Monday, August 08, 2005

 

August 8th, 1999

Harry Walker Dies


"I hadn't been on the bus two minutes when the players started warning me about Harry Walker, Harry the Hat. Before the day was over, half the club had whispered into my ear.
'Don't let Harry bother you.'
'Harry is really a beauty.'
'Harry's going to scream, He screams all the time. He's going to scream at you. Try to keep from laughing if you can.'
'Half a dozen guys have wanted to punch him'
'When he starts shouting at you, restrain yourself and be patient. After a while you'll learn to understand him and live with him'
'We've all adjusted to him, and you can too'"


~Jim Bouton, Ball Four



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