Re: The Best Post Ever on RedsZone
A beautiful piece, and probably more true than any of us realize. As a college project, I set off to interview several former major league players in the central Ohio area. I didn't get very far before realizing I was at the tip of an incredibly HUGE molehill, but I did get to interview a man who was living in a nearby town who was the nephew of a former player. The player was George Kahler, he was a pitcher for the Indians in the 1910s. He died young, but he must have been one of the booky types....he kept a journal from his playing days. Now I won't glorify it, it was mostly unreadable. There were a few awesome passages, but I never found a way to get them on paper to suit myself. He did mention a lot of the nasty conditions though, and 24 hour train rides weren't uncommon apparently. I found out from his nephew that he was from a well to do family, so he may have been a little spoiled BEFORE he got to the show....how's that for a change?
Anyway, I'm too new to remember ORG, but please, if the man is gone, show him the respect he earned!