FW: "quick a feet"

Frank Abate abatefr at EARTHLINK.NET
Wed Oct 9 10:07:00 UTC 2002

Larry H noted:

A real live example of one of those "a" + plurals we've been talking

In last night's deciding Game 5 of the National League Divisional
Series between the Braves and Giants, announcer Tim McCarver (from
some border state like Kentucky--I forget exactly which one) was just
about to make a point about how some infielders who are slow runners
nevertheless have quick feet as fielders, like Brooks Robinson (as he
explained afterward) or J. T. Snow, who had just made a nice play for
the Giants.  But in the middle of his utterance, the camera focused
on Snow blowing a bubble that exploded over his nose, and McCarver
shifted horses mid-sentence:

"It's always amazed me how a guy can can blow that big a bubble and
have that quick a feet."

As for McCarver, I believe he is from Tennessee, I'm not sure which part.  I
recall him once talking about how they named a minor-league park in TN after
him, at the place where he played before making it to the Bigs.  He was
honored, he said, but also concerned, because normally they only name things
after dead people.  But then he realized that they were naming it in honor
of his throwing arm.

Frank Abate

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