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“You may run like Hayes, but you hit like shit.”

[ 12 ] July 20, 2010 |

James Gammon, R.I.P.

And since I forgot, allow me also to note the passing of Bob Probert.

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  • Morbo

    RIP Probert, never a dull moment when you were on the ice.

  • c u n d gulag

    Gammon was a fine, fine actor. He never over-acted, never over-thought, and never over-reacted. As a fellow (former) actor, I enjoyed his work. God bless…

    • He was one of those “that guys” who you always recognized from his memorable supporting performances but couldn’t remember his name.

  • Joe

    yes, I deeply respect character actors, who often are the reason to watch films more than the alleged stars.

    • c u n d gulag

      Most of today’s stars are over-rated.
      And some of the old ones, like Pucino and Deniro, have been miling it in for years or over-acting like mad.

  • Holy crap, Probie :(

  • Dan B

    Probert’s casket was carried to the cemetery on the sidecar of a Harley. I feel like that was a proper send-off. RIP.

  • wengler

    “This guy is dead!”

    “Then cross him off the list then”

    Major League is full of great one-liners.

    • Scott Lemieux

      That’s my favorite, too, although it’s all in the delivery. Runner up, equally all in the delivery: “Look at this fucking guy.”

  • jrd

    You’ve got the quote wrong, Scott. “You may run like Mays, but you hit like shit.”

    • “Fair and Balanced” Dave

      You’ve got the quote wrong, Scott. “You may run like Mays, but you hit like shit.”

      Scott got it right. The quote was directed at the character Willie Mays Hayes (played by Wesley Snipes) who promoted himself by saying he runs like Hayes (a reference to Dallas Cowboy wide-receiver Bob Hayes who was known for his speed) and hits like Hall of Famer Willie Mays.

      • jrd

        I stand happily corrected; thanks!