Friday, December 21, 2007

Channel 5 + Basket of Hope + Andy Benes + Oz [Updated]

[Update] Yeah, he was on the 6:00 news. Actually it was the back of his head, the back of my head, and a profile shot of Benes. hehe. :) Pic attached (scroll down). I have one more of Andy with a few nurses but I need to get permission from the nurses in the picture before I post it. Also, I found out who Mickey Carroll is. He was the munchkin violinist. We now have a Mickey Carroll-autographed Wizard of Oz DVD too. ;) Check out how tall and how short compared to me. Funny!

Watch the Channel 5 news tonight for Andy! I tried to stay off camera because I'm fat and bald and not camera-friendly, but Andy got quite a few shots in (of on under beside). Basket of Hope brought Channel 5 and Andy Benes and Mickey Carroll, a Munchkin City resident from the Wizard of Oz (basically a short paid extra from the movie I think), up here to give presents to the kids. Andy got his picture taken with Andy and Mickey. That is, Kelley with Benes and Carroll. I should be getting the pic in my e-mail soon I'll post it.

We're Benes fans in the Kelley house. Always have been. He wasn't a Cy Young pitcher and he didn't win a world series like some of Andy's other Cardinals visitors, but he stayed in St. Louis after retiring and became a big part of the Cardinals organization from a PR perspective. We like him because he's good people. It was nice to meet him.

So keep an eye out for Andy (Kelley) on the Channel 5 news tonight! Not sure if it will be 5:00, 6:00, 10:00 or all three.


Mr. E Man said...

I watched the channel 5 news, but I guess they didn't carry that story here in Metzingen, DE (not Delaware). Sorry I missed it. Hey, I heard the camera adds 10 lbs (4.5 kgs), my question is how many damn cameras were on you? Not saying you're fat, just horizontally challanged!!!!

Anonymous said...

That is the cutest picture! I'm praying that Andy starts feeling better faster!! Merry Christmas

Anonymous said...

Hey there - great photo! We met at Cardinal Glennon - my son gave you a candy cane and we chatted a little about Andy and the hope that he was to go home the day after we did. I am so happy to hear that you got released! What a wonderful Christmas Present!! How is little man doing?

I have searched and searched for a clip of that news spot, but to no avail. I'll be writing them and see if they can't direct me to the right place - would you like the link, if I get one, so you can post it here on your blog?

Take care and keep that little man healthy!