‘Run, Forrest, Run!’

24 Feb

AMC is showing “Forrest Gump,” so naturally I’m watching it.

I’ve seen that movie at least 50 times. It’s one of my all-time favorites. Probably ranks second behind “Field of Dreams,” and just ahead of my No. 3, “The Shawshank Redemption.”

What a great film. And what a great acting performance by Tom Hanks. Can’t believe that movie is nearly 20 years old.


Watched some of Don Larsen’s 1956 World Series perfect game today on MLB Network. I recorded the last few innings with the intention of watching them with my folks, who plan to visit us soon.

Mom said she and Dad were at an intersection in Dubuque when Larsen recorded the final outs of his perfecto. Mom was trying to tell Dad a story, but for some reason Dad wasn’t listening to a word she was saying.

Turns out Dad had a good reason for tuning out the conversation — he was listening to the radio broadcast of the most famous pitching performance in baseball history.

Hahaha! I love stories like that! I wish I knew a lot more about my Mom and Dad’s younger years. And I wish I knew more about my grandparents’ lives. Shoot, both of my grandfathers were gone long before I was born.

If only they had had blogs back then …


Vin Scully called the last 4 1/2 innings of Larsen’s perfect game, at least on the TV side. Mel Allen worked the first 4 1/2 innings.

MLB Network aired its “Prime 9: Greatest Baseball Broadcasters of All Time” a couple nights ago. Vin Scully was No. 1 on the list, of course.

Mel Allen was No. 2, followed by Red Barber and Jack Buck.

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