Tuesday, May 09, 2006

"The hell do you mean 'Where have I gone?' I just did a Mr. Coffee commercial."

So said Joltin' Joey DiMaggio to Paul Simon. I was reminded of the second-best DiMaggio quote when it was reported that the highest-priced autographed baseball ever sold, signed by Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio himself along Norma Jean Mortensen, just went for $191,200 at a Dallas auction. When Marilyn visited the troops during the Korean War in 1954, she returned to report to her new husband:
"It was so wonderful, Joe. You never heard such cheering."
To which he stoically replied:
"Yes I have."
Man, what a wonderful thing to be able to say.

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