Saluting Willie Mays
Friday, May 6
SAN FRANCISCO — I’m officially off-duty tonight in the wake of the Giants’ three-city, 10-game trip, but I’m heading for AT&T Park anyway.
The Giants are celebrating Willie Mays’ 80th birthday with pregame festivities and video tributes (I’d bet anything that President Obama will do one), and I want to be there to soak it all in.
Think about that: I last watched Willie play 38 years ago, and I’m still drawn to the ballpark just to see him. The more things change, the more they stay the same, right?
We at MLB.com launched a Willie Mays Tribute Page today. Please check it out if you haven’t already. Here’s the link:
— Chris Haft