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Saturday, August 12, 2006

Sergio!

Mark Herrmann over at Newsday has a nice little story on Michael Sergio, the dude who parachuted onto the field in white suit at the beginning of game 6 of the 1986 World Series, perhaps rattling Bill Buckner who was at bat, and perhaps bringing the karma that allowed the Mets to pull that one out. Me? As a kid, I assumed he was an angel that only I could see, and angel sent by heaven to reassure us Mets fans that it would all work out in the end. Hey, it made a lot of sense at the time.

Sergio did 21 days in the hole for his stunt, a stunt motivated by the following crystal clear factors:
"I said, 'Go Sox?' That's so freaking weenie," he said, adding that other factors were at play for a man who then was appearing on the ABC soap opera "Loving" and was a diehard parachute jumper on the weekends."At 36 years old, that's kind of a point in a man's life where he has started to become aware he is part of the planet and that life isn't going to go on forever," he said.

But Herrmann, perhaps distracted by the many consonants in his name, does not tell us where Sergio jumped from. I assume it was a plane, but who was flying the plane? How did it get over Shea? Was the pilot thrown in jail too?

I'm suspicious; I still think he jumped from heaven.

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