At the end of my movie review of "42", I forgot to wish you all a happy Cinco DiMaggio!!! I know what you are thinking, "What in the world is Cinco DiMaggio?" It's pretty simple: it is a holiday made up by me that honors the great Yankee, Joe DiMaggio. Why is it on May 5th, you ask? Well, that's pretty simple, too: Joe's record-setting 56-game hitting streak started in May and he wore the number five.
So, remember that today is Cinco DiMaggio for the rest of your lives. I know you aren't all Yankee fans like me, but celebrate it just for me. If you don't want to celebrate it, maybe these Cinco DiMaggio customs that I've come up with will persuade you to celebrate this great holiday:
- Eat a spaghetti and meatball dinner with 56 noodles and five meatballs (Joe was Italian)
- Watch a video with Marilyn Monroe in it (Joe married this famous actress)
- At precisely 11:25 at night (Joe was born on November 25) make five seal noises so that you will receive a nail clipper under your pillow (Joe's nickname was the Yankee Clipper) from the Great Bay Seal (Joe started his career with the minor league San Francisco Seals) when you wake up the next morning
So, I hope you do these three simple tasks so that you may properly celebrate Cinco DiMaggio. Remember, I made this holiday up, so don't think that the baseball gods will smite you if you don't celebrate it. Anyway, check back in a couple of days for more of "all the buzz on what wuzz."