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Mick doing his Curtis Sliwa imitation at the Manhattan event.
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Mick doing his Curtis Sliwa imitation at the Manhattan event.

John Campi auditions for Brooklyn Sym-phony Band.
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John Campi auditions for Brooklyn Sym-phony Band.
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Anthony Fiorino proves he's got game.
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Anthony Fiorino proves he's got game

Just swinging at the ball

Anthony Fiorino, a member of the Cavaliers, showed he can swing a stickball bat. But fans might wonder what he might have done to the spaldeen if he could have used a paddleball racquet instead of a broomstick.

According to, "In 1985, the Marcraft Recreation Corp, a major manufacturer of paddles, approached Anthony to endorse a new line of paddles and ever since, the AF paddle has become the paddle of preference for most players... In the paddleball community, Anthony is known for his versatility on the court in both singles and doubles. He has an array of offensive shots, and his speed and anticipation during a volley makes him one of the best defensive players in the game."

Hey Anthony, it might be time to also endorse a stickball bat!

Mick Rocks the Mike

At most Stickball Classic events, Curtis Sliwa is on the microphone, treating spectators to a non-stop session of stickball analysis, whacky player descriptions and quips about general state of affairs. Curtis was unable to attend the Saturday event and had Streetplay's Mick Greene "rocking the mike" instead.

Mick gave the play by play analysis but was no match for the "Boys from Brooklyn." Yes, the Brooklyn Dodger Sym-phony Band was in classic disharmony, drowning out announcers, distracting players and offering their unique renditions of what used to be considered great old time songs.

Campi Displays Untapped Talent

When Lou Dallojacono leader of the Brooklyn Sym-phony band stepped out to go dancing with the ladies, John Campi got his show business breakthrough. Asked to keep the beat going for Brooklyn's musical wonders, Campi showed what had been an unknown talent. All who could bear to listen agreed that John played a sublime bass drum when the band did their renowned version of Three Blind Mice for the Umps. His level of concentration and artistry remained high as the sym-phony crew cranked out other classics, most of which were either unknown or made unrecognizable to the unfortunate group of listeners.

John seemed wistful but refused to comment at rumors that he was planning on leaving his position as VP for the Daily News to join the band. Home | What's New | Sitemap | About Us | Contact us
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