Is that Blossom's friend, Six?
Is that Blossom's friend, Six?
My first favorite player.
George Will responding to Trumps tweets...."He has an advantage on me, because he can say everything he knows about any subject in 140 characters and I can't."
"I tried to play golf, but I found out I wasn't very good." -Joey Votto on his offseason hobby search
An MLB.com reporter asked what one thing Votto couldn’t do. “I can’t skate or play hockey,” Votto said. “Well, I can skate ... but I can’t stop.”
Thanks, Klu, for the Bailey pic. He was traded early on in 61 for Don Blasingame, 2nd baseman, who filled the one big question mark on that team.
My fave Bailey story (and there are a few) is how during a ST game in FLA he finished up, got dressed and went to watch the rest of the game in the stands) At the time it was a Jim Crow situation up there, a rope was draped down the stands and separated the blacks and the whites, on one side of the rope was Brooks Lawrence, who had also finished his work for the day.
Bailey removed the rope and sat with Lawrence. by all accounts the rope was never placed back again.
Hugs, smiling, and interactive Twitter accounts, don't mean winning baseball. Until this community understands that we are cursed to relive the madness.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser....Americans play to win all of the time. I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed...the very idea of losing is hateful to an American.
Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.
Here's a photo of Willard Hershberger (#5), played for the Reds from 1938-1940 and was the backup catcher for Ernie Lombardi. Hershberger has the distinction of being the only major league player to commit suicide during the season. During one point in the 1940 season, Hershberger got to play a few games in a row after Lombardi got banged up. Hershberger blamed himself for a few of the losses during that stretch and sadly committed suicide August 3, 1940.
The Reds ended up winning the World Series that year and donated a portion of their championship winnings to Hershberger's mother...
"In our sundown perambulations of late, through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing 'base', a certain game of ball. Let us go forth awhile, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our close rooms, the game of ball is glorious"
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