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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In response to George Mercado.
I can tell you from personal experience that Mickey Mantle was not only a drunk but a racist as well.

- ex flight attendant
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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BLS Is tired of the BS
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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.
In response to George Mercado.
10:22 AM - Nov 25, 2023 (Edited)
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Geannie Bastian
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In response to BLS Is tired of the BS.
My family met him a couple times because my grandfather was the GM of the farm club and handled spring training. My Dad and Uncle (something like 7 and 4) were bat boys They made one of them change uniforms because it had HIS number and that was unacceptable. A little kid who thought he was great.
10:39 AM - Nov 28, 2023
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George Mercado
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In response to BLS Is tired of the BS.
I am sorry you went through that. I'd know Martin was a jerk. Suspected he was a bigot... (in his dealings with Reggie & other players) but the press kept a lid on Mantle, keeping him a golden boy for the Yankees.
Again I am sorry about what happen.
I guess I'll default to homie Bernie Williams
11:57 AM - Nov 25, 2023
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