In defense of our age, I will try to touch on a historical baseball matter that has been bothering me for a while. If you were to visit the baseball hall of fame, either in cooperstown or on internets you will see a good collection of players. Trust me, go to it, here is the link: http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/hofers_and_honorees/plaques/index.htm
Look at Luis Aparicio’s plaque, it says that he started the STOLEN BASE
RENAISSANCE, yes in CAPS.Check out John Bertard Conlan, HE WON RESPECT OF PLAYERS AND MANAGERS WITH HIS FAIRNESS. Wow, CAPS again,. He must have been a great ump. Who else, who else
- Reggie Jackson: EXCITING PERFORMER
- Tommy Lasorda: ONE OF BASEBALL’S MOST ENGAGING PERSONALITIES
AND A GREAT AMBASSADOR FOR HIS SPORT
- Mell Ott: ONE OF FEW PLAYERS TO JUMP FROM A HIGH
SCHOOL TEAM INTO MAJORS (he set the bar for Kobe and K.G)
- Ozzie Smith: CONSUMMATE PROFESSIONALISM AND
TRADEMARK BACK FLIP MADE “THE WIZARD” A FAN FAVORITE. (mary lou would have been loved by cards fans)
Etc etc etc….But if I were to ask you, tell me who are the best living Yankees ????
Rizzuto, sure, Whitey Ford, yes but number one on the list would be Yogi Berra, now check out his hall of fame plaque. What is up with the fact that he doesn’t have the interlocking NY (as Michael Kay says on his telecast, as if we yankee fans didn’t know that they were the team with the NY on their caps, I get so confused when we play the Royals) on his cap. For real, check it out: http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/hofers_and_honorees/plaques/berra_yogi.htm
And doesn’t he look kinda like a character from a Groucho Marx movie?