On the anniversary of Willie Mays making “The Catch” in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series at the Polo Grounds, Major League Baseball has announced it is naming the World Series Most Valuable Player Award in his honor. The award will now be called the “Willie Mays World Series MVP Award.”
A small army of reporters formed a semi-circle in the middle of the New York Giants locker room. Within seconds, it was literally lights, camera, action. The huddle, oblivious to their surroundings, soon resembled a soccer scrum; pushing, shoving and swaying from side to side around an object obstructed from sight.
Osi Umenyiora was not impressed. The media overflow was beginning to spill into his space. Umenyiora has no problem with the press; he’d just prefer some personal space. He doesn’t need an overzealous cameraman all up in his business, backing into him, tripping over his stuff.
Whats he, like some kind of rock star? Umenyiora said, shaking his head in disbelief. This is crazy.