The Walking Man

That’s the nickname attached forever to Eddie Yost, for the number of walks he drew over his 18-year major league baseball career.

But consider the holiday weekend schedule of Connecticut’s junior senator, Richard Blumenthal.  According to his office, he will be taking part in ten Memorial Day weekend events, most of them parades.

by Lisa Weir/The News-Times

Saturday:  Wethersfield at 9:00 AM, North Haven at 10:30 AM, Redding at 12:00 PM, and Stamford at 6:00 PM.

Sunday:  Orange at 10:30 AM, Enfield at 1:00 PM, and Glenville at 5:00 PM.

Monday:  Greenwich at 8:00 AM, Torrington at 9:30 AM, and Stratford at 1:00 PM.

With a schedule like this, he makes Eddie Yost look like…hey, wait a minute. 

Glenville?  Never heard of it.

(google, google, google…)

A ha!  Glenville is part of Greenwich, where the senator just happens to live.  He’s double-dipping his hometown!

The most impressive performance I ever saw by a politician in a parade?  Easy.  I watched Lt. Governor (then Comptroller) Nancy Wyman walk the entire route of Bristol’s Mum Parade.

In heels

Try that, Senator!  (Though that conjures up a really kinky image, no?)


About Gerry

I've been covering Connecticut news and sports since 1974. I know, I don't look that old.
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2 Responses to The Walking Man

  1. RJM says:

    I have seen her in several parades and am always amazed that she does it in heels!

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