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A High Five to the High Five
2004-09-17 14:45
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

Watching Gabi high-five Alan in Hooper's Store this morning as the bus carrying the penguin softball team approached, I was struck by how universal Glenn Burke and Dusty Baker's creation has become.

In the next moment, I got to thinking about the high five's remarkable staying power. Nearing its 30th birthday, the high five has seen disco come and go, and come and go. It has seen Charlie's Angels both as television series and movie.

In the history of the western world, what hand greetings, outside of the handshake, have stood the test of time better than the high five?

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