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Mr. Hannaford’s column re baseball takes me way back to 1947. I remember a baseball reporter’s column about Joe DiMaggio in which he told how he came upon Joe sitting at his locker after a hard fought game. He asked Joe why he looked “down” and the Clipper said he was thinking about his failure to help win the game. The reporter pointed to some younger players who appeared contented as they avidly read the stock reports of the Wall Street Journal and remarked that they did not show his concern. And Joe ruefully noted their activity with a sad concern for baseball’s future if the players forgot what the game was about. — at least the game Joe so proudly played. I remember sitting in the $1.25 center field bleachers of Yankee Stadium and watching a hurting Joe DiMaggio wincing from pain as he played his position. He felt that if he could throw one powerful ball back to the infield at the beginning of the game, he could fake out the opposition from trying to run on him during the rest of the game.p>In my 72nd year, I have come to the sad conclusion that br> baseball has forgotten the game it once was. br> — Ken Wyman br> Huntsville, AL
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?