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Freddy Sez passes away. Ultimate Fan.

 
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Oct 18, 2010 10:59 |  #1

Its a very sad day. I found out last night that he passed away from a stroke.

Here is the only picture i have of him. Freddy is like an unofficial mascot for the new york yankees. As long as ive been going to the stadium he would always be there. How did we know? His pot. You can see a bit of it right below the sign. He has been going to yankee games for free for decades. Reason is he doesnt occupy a seat, which is the reason why they always let him in. He walks around and gets people to bang on his pot. You can hear the echo all through out the stadium. Its awesome. This picture was taken for the 4th home game at the new stadium. Freddy was rejected from going in for free becuase the yankees said he needed to pay. It was horrible. However, later someone came along and gave freddy a ticket. Later on in the season i went back and you could hear freddys pot somewhere in the stadium spreading his love. Enough people made a big deal about it that the Yankees changed thier stance with him. Between shepard, steinbrenner, and freddy it seems as we have lost a chunk of the yankee lore.

This was the only shot i ever took of him
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Oct 18, 2010 11:04 |  #2

Great shot Omar!


here is the only shot i got of him (a bit out of focus, with all the crazed fans and tape flying about)

RIP..Freddy Sez

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Oct 18, 2010 23:15 |  #3

Rip Freddy,
His frying pan should be put in monument park


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Oct 18, 2010 23:54 |  #4

Freedy sez this series should be 3 zip


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Oct 19, 2010 08:46 |  #5

Scottyr33 wrote in post #11123231 (external link)
Rip Freddy,
His frying pan should be put in monument park

They took his frying pan, the spoon, and some signs to the hall of fame.:D


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Oct 21, 2010 10:00 |  #6

What an awesome story, Thanks for sharing.




  
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Oct 22, 2010 09:32 |  #7

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What an awesome story, Thanks for sharing.

Glad you enjoyed it ChuckingFluff!


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Oct 23, 2010 08:57 |  #8

I have a bunch of pics of him. But the only one on the web is this one...

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Oct 23, 2010 10:00 |  #9

No need for the excuse Joe. Nice shot! I personally think he should have a monument out in monument park. :)


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Oct 24, 2010 08:54 |  #10

Didn't know he existed until I read this, then I did a search for him on YouTube and there are plenty of hits of him "in action".

What a great character ! Some awesome Yankee history in him.

RIP Freddy.


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