Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Happy Belated Birthday Cuzz Gekas

I humbly and publicly apologize to my dear friend Chuck "Cuzz" Gekas.  Cuzz's birthday was October 31, yet there was no usual post here about it.  I had all sorts of issues with this site that day and I just could not get it right.  Instead, I had to use a different pre-saves piece.
I am quite sure Cuzz still enjoyed his birthday.  Still, I would not want to completely ignore his day.  Therefore, despite this being a few days late, I am still featuring Cuzz today and wishing him a belated happy birthday.
Cuzz is a great friend.  Who else would partner with me on the Backup Catcher Hall of Fame.  Who else would don the Johngy shirt and be my assistant as we crossed state lines chasing celebrities?  Who else would jump out of the way, allowing a small alligator to urinate all over me, while he remained dry (check back here in a couple weeks for that story)?
Oh, I am not still bitter about that last one.  It will go down as one of the funnier stories we share.  By the same token, I hope Cuzz is not bitter about the excellent taffy I brought, despite the fact that they contained egg whites, a definite problem for someone allergic to eggs.
Cuzz is a great guy and a great friend.  I know this is a bit late, but I hope he enjoyed his day and maybe that he will get a few extra greetings today, too.
Cuzz Gekas and me in Novi, MI-May 2013.


Jean Parker said...

Happy belated birthday ... hope you enjoyed your day!!

Anonymous said...

Typo Johngy: Nackup should be Backup.

Evil Zebra said...

No I'm not the "Anonymous" one who corrected Jay Leno for the Typo, but I would have it I saw it first....

That being said, Happy Belated Birthday to the Gekas dude.... BUT,
October 23rd was my birthday.... what's your lame excuse for not celebrating that National Holiday here on the Beat??? It was working fine here that day!!!

Take it,