"Keep Foolin' 'Em" * I already read his "700 Sundays". * This memoir is about his career. * In no particular order : * "City Slickers" #1..."Why the Met cap ?" : Because the Mets were nicer to him. The Yanks kinda blew him off....so he went with a Met cap. Nice product placement, eh ? . #2...Daniel Stern was a last minute replacement for Rick Moranis. They didn't have time to teach Stern how to ride a horse. You can see it in a couple shots....he's bouncing up + down. They decided to leave it in the movie because it fit his character. . #3....Billy sent Charles Bronson a script - he was first choice - for character "Curly". Billy answers the phone, one day, and a voice starts ranting "F--- you !.....F--- you !....I NEVER die in my movies ! ..F - You !.. It's says right here on page 62....I die !....F-you !..." * CLICK * Billy mentions " Magnificent Seven ?...Hello ?...He dies !" Billy sees Bronson at the Oscars -- nods "hello" to Bronson -- Bronson just gets up leaves. Of course, Billy felt great when Jack Palance won, with the role that Bronson turned down. . #4....First Day on set....Jack Palance is being very diffilcult. Billy's wondering if he made a poor choice ? After a few days, Billy approaches Jack,( who has been much better ) - Billy says "What was going on that first day ?" Jack : "I always get nervous the first day." Billy : "With all the movies you've been in ?....How many movies ?" Jack : "Including the crap in Europe ?.....400." Billy : "Nervous, the first day ?" Jack : "I still get nervous the first day." . Muhammed Ali refers to Billy - as "My little brother". . Billy is "MC" at a Mickey Mantle tribute - Yankee Stadium. Among the guests he introduces is Joe DiMaggio. Afterward, in the stadium tunnels, Joe walks up to Billy - and punches him in the gut- hard !.....says "Greatest living ballplayer ! - Greatest living ballplayer,damn it !" ...Joe walks away.... Billy didn't introduce Joe with those specific words ? "Willie Mays was better." Billy says. . Mickey Mantle He's pretty much smashed every time Billy sees him. He flew Mantle up to Cooperstown HOF. Billy has lodgings at a retired doctor's B+B. The doctor had cancer cut out of his neck + shoulder ( very visible.) The doctor picks up a smashed Mantle - drops him off to Billy - and takes his bags to the B+B. Billy asks "Mickey, where are your bags ?" Mickey :" Oh, 'SharkBite' has them." Billy : "SharkBite ?....why SharkBite ?" Mickey : "Anybody with that much flesh missin' - musta been bitten by a shark." ** Billy tries to explain to us readers that this is "lockerroom humor." "If a guy has big ears ?...his nickname is 'Rabbit'..... if a guy has a big nose ?...he's called " The Schnozz". > .....Okay ?....but it's still a "Cringe Moment". . Lottsa funny stuff in this book.