Friday, April 16, 2010

The Phillies Use Lifebuoy...But They Still Stink

Boffo McBlimp came up with the Fightin' Phillies on May 5th, 1955, and was given uniform number 55. He made only one start, throwing 55 pitches in a game eventually lost by the Phils 55-0. 55 fans saw the game. Boffo died at 55, leaving behind 1 wife and 55 children. He was murdered.



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17 comments:

TALON said...

This takes 55 to a whole new level, Shay! Obviously, it's a number that haunted and taunted Boffo throughout his relatively short life. I'm surprised he didn't have 55 wives too!

Daryl said...

I am applauding .. yep .. 55 times! (And I dont even like baseball)

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

What a delightful and brilliant 55!
Truly enjoyed that!
Excellent!

Mine is here
Have you a great weekend!
hugs
shakira

Brian Miller said...

probably by his wife after having to endure 55 labors...nice 55.

mine is up!

Riot Kitty said...

Wow that's creepy. Love it!

SharoninWonderland said...

55 never was my pick of numbers....apparently he died by it! ;)

Great piece!

mac said...

You'd think he would have seen it coming?

sheri... said...

too funny! at first i felt real bad for the wife who had 55 children but then it dawned on me that his lover found out he was married, with children!
enjoyed your 55 :)

g-man said...

Shaysie....?
Words escape me...
But the number 55 doesn't!
Thanks for gracing the Friday Funfest with your Askewidness!
You Rock The Motor City...
Have a Kick Ass Week-End..

Love The Pic....G

Mojo said...

Oooh. Wait. Boffo gave up 55 runs on 55 pitches? That's not pitching a game, that's batting practice! Who in the hell was the manager? They shoulda strung him up with Boffo!

Oh! Love the new photo sweetheart. ;)

Peter Stone said...

Awesome, loved all the ways you wove 55 into that hilarious story. G-man will be most proud of this entry :)
And 55 kids? Poor wife...

My 55 is Molten Words

cinderkeys said...

Did he throw up on 55 little kids?

Shadow said...

hee hee heeee, this is great!

Ily said...

How morbid and brilliant! I love your poetry...almost as much as I adore your modesty! lol

Love that photo of you on the sidebar, Chica!

Mama Zen said...

By his wife!

Buzzard said...

I thinking about 55 words of praise for this. Let's start with Bravo!

PattiKen said...

55 children? I shouldn't wonder.

My 55 is up here.