I already sent this in to Frizz’ “M” Challenge (send in any thing that starts with the letter M). Check out Frizz and his challenge at Flickr. When I looked through my old blogs I saw this one An Ode to Willie Mays.

I grew up loving Willie Mays. I would defend him fiercely if someone suggested Mickey Mantle was a better player. I would always insist that Willie Mays was the best player. And it was true. Certainly Mays was the best I have ever seen. My father, who had seen many of the greats (his idol had been Mel Ott) seemed to favor DiMaggio over Mays. But not by much. Mays was a beauty to watch. So here’s to Willie Mays, #24

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