Originally Posted by marcshoe
I wasn't home for the game today, but I'd like to protest the use of the term "Peglegs" in the title. It's 2013 or so, shouldn't we all be beyond using these offensive slurs for handicapped Pirates?
Should we start calling this fellow "Handicapped" Bates?
Speaking of "peglegs" and baseball of course brings Bill Veeck to mind (he cut a hole in his wooden leg and used it as an ash tray). His book "Veeck as in Wreck" is superb, a classic. He wrote a chapter about his leg entitled "I'm not Handicapped, I'm crippled".