It has hit me real hard to hear that Duke Snider passed away.
While having a good time at Camelback Ranch with friends, watching the Dodgers beat on the Angels, my friend Lorena turned to me and said “Emma, I have bad news for you…” I thought I braced for the bad news, but once she told me Duke Snider had passed away, my other friend that was with us (Margie) had to pass some napkings for me as I could not help the tears coming down. Still bawling about Duke Snider passing away.
Duke Snider. Looks like Vin Scully is sitting in the back.
I met Duke Snider once at Dodger Stadium, but it does not matter if we did or did not. All the boys of Summer are part of our life. They are like part of our family. I don’t know if my eyes will recover to go out to dinner tonight. They look real red from crying. Rest in peace Duke Snider. We will miss you.
I will always remember you when you signed the two books I had you signed for me at Dodger Stadium or when you came out at Dodger Stadium in 2008 (was it 2008?) when all the Dodger players _Brooklyn and LA came out like in the movie “Fields of Dreams.” at the Dodgers Opener. I never saw you playing but you were our Duke! our Boy of Summer! We love you and we will always remember you. Rest in peace. Maybe I will have an avocado snack in your honor.
Really, I am having a hard time writing this. Is really too bad that I cannot wear sunglasses at night as my eyes have not recover from all the crying.
I remember that as we entered Cameback Ranch today, one of the songs that they were playing was “The Boys of Summer”. Duke: You were trully a Boy of Summer!
It has a youtube video of Duke Snider.
Duke Snider is the 4th Brooklyn MLB players to passed away this year. Our Duke wore #4. Rest in pace Duke! We will never forget you!
Like the song “The Boys of Summer” says:
“I can tell you my love for you will still be strong, after the boys of Summer have gone”
We are down to 49 living Brooklyn Dodger players.