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Category Archives: New York Yankees

Yogi Meets Winston

Right, I’m the gatekeeper now. Of course, in my case, that’s with a lower case g. The Big Guy says with the world’s population increasing so fast he’s got to turn the job over to someone else and tend to running this place. My instructions are pretty clear: don’t let in any bad guys, you […]

Also posted in Alcohol, Baseball, England, Germany, Winston Churchill, World War II, Yogi Berra

Maris Prime Rib

In mid-sixties Sacramento a restaurateur, exhibiting either grand generosity or manifest ignorance of human hunger, offered eat all you want prime rib lunch on Sundays. Two fast-growing adolescents and I, salivating after a hot afternoon of schoolyard baseball, scurried into an establishment that, a few years earlier, had presented Roger Maris the baseball he hit […]

Also posted in Adolescents, Babe Ruth, Baseball, Food, George Thomas Clark, Roger Maris, Sacramento, Short Pieces - GTC

The Jeremy Lin Comet

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Basketball, Demarcus Cousins, Harvard, Jeremy Lin, John Wall, New York City

Grave of Great Yankees

Who the hell ordered opening this quite deep grave we didn’t know existed in a cemetery near New York City? Turn off that caterpillar and crane and quit pulling out caskets stacked on each other. Why’re you changing the order? Just put ‘em back the right way: Lou Gehrig first, followed by Babe Ruth then […]

Also posted in Babe Ruth, Baseball, Cemeteries, Dreams, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, New York City, Poetry - GTC, Roger Maris