George Mercado
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#poetry

yeah
my hero was Mantle
the Mick
but I was a boy then
later I would discover
he had feet of clay
that he was
a drunk
that he was dying
and suddenly
he was a man
not a god
and I was a man
born of the ashes
of a boy
04:18 PM - Nov 22, 2023
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BLS Is tired of the BS
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I can tell you from personal experience that Mickey Mantle was not only a drunk but a racist as well.

- ex flight attendant
In response to George Mercado.
04:24 PM - Nov 22, 2023
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George Mercado
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In response to BLS Is tired of the BS.
well there goes another childhood idol...
I am sorry that you may have experience that from him.
I guess I need to move him into idiot status.
Thank you for commenting.
:)
05:36 PM - Nov 22, 2023
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In response to George Mercado.
Mickey Mantle and Billy Martin were on one of my flights from ATL to NYC.

The 2 of them must have consumed 6 to 8 drinks apiece. They were mean, loud and obnoxious. Kept calling me 'girl.'

MM gave baseball cards to everyone on the crew (all white) except me.

I wouldn't have wanted it anyway.
10:22 AM - Nov 25, 2023 (Edited)
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