Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Rickey's Jersey Number Retirement Speech

When I wrote about Rickey's jersey retirement last week, I mentioned that I'd also taken some video, although it wasn't that great. It's a bit shaky at first, but it gets better fairly quickly. The camcorder I was using was a Flip, which works well, but doesn't really zoom, and also doesn't have any sort of image stabilization.

So, I basically recorded it for the audio, which is better than nothing at all.

This first clip is from A's great, and Rickey friend, Dave Stewart.

Just like in Cooperstown, Rickey gave a great speech. It was a lot of fun hearing 35,000 fans screaming "Run, Rickey, Run." I was really hoping he'd take off down the base paths, but I guess it just wasn't meant to be.

1 comment:

robe024 said...

Y'know, when they/we break out into the Run Rickey Run chant, it gives me goosebumps. . . is that wrong? lol!

Of course, and I hate to admit this, but so does Gibson hitting that home run in the World Series. Sigh.

Good stuff. Thanks for the posts, Brad!