Originally Posted by chicoruiz
Charlie Puleo (57) -When the Reds allowed Seaver to finish out his career with the Mets, Charlie was part of what we got back for him...Okay... When I was a little kid, there was a group that used to appear on shows like Ed Sullivan called "Johnny Puleo and the Harmonica Gang". Johnny was a dwarf, or little person, and the act consisted of Johnny and his bandmates playing harmonicas and doing slapstick stuff- kicking each other in the shins and the like. I guess you had to be there; is anyone else out there old enough to remember this? Anyway, I'm wandering far afield here, but my point is that it's hard to take a guy seriously as a pitcher when you're wondering if he's related to a harmonica-playing dwarf.
Man, am I glad that I'm not the only one whose mind runs in directions like this. We are few and far between on this board, chico.
Yes, I remember the Johnny Puleo group well. They were on all of the early TV variety shows like Millton Berle, etc. Talented and pretty entertaining, I thought, but, of course, back then just having a test pattern on the screen was enough to keep me watching.