by | Oct 16, 2019

It is New York, in early October 1969. Indian Summer, in these pre-Earth Day times, is something everyone can see. An orange, almost atomic sky. Remembering … you are suddenly back there at age 12, closing apartment windows as if…

by | Jul 11, 2017

MLB Network’s Prime 9, the baseball network’s program that rates the best of baseball in just about every conceivable category, chose Casey Stengel as “baseball’s greatest character” in 2009. It was a good choice, though there was tough competition for the honor, and one of the beauties of baseball is it can produce endless talk (I hesitate to say arguments) about who the greatest (or worst) this or that is or was. In this case, what about Babe Ruth, Satchel Paige, Jimmy Piersall, Bob Uecker, Rocky Bridges?

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