“Yogi-isms” — the unique unforgettable sayings of Yogi Berra — are funny,wise, and witty, not silly, as many people who feel superior and laugh at them think.
Category Archives: Baseball and Football
Stan Musial played as well as Ted Williams or Joe DiMaggio, and was a much nicer person. Why is he forgotten except by fans over 60, or in St. Louis?
Before Tom Landry of the Dallas Cowboys, and Vince Lombardi of the Green Bay Packers, became Hall of Fame head coaches, they were football’s first famous assistant coaches (called “offensive and defensive coordinators” today) with the NY Giants in the 1950’s. A new book looks at Landry’s and Lombardi’s years with the Giants, and how they became great head coaches elsewhere.
In the 1950’s and ’60′s, college football programs in the South were all white. Having a winning team became more important than having an all-white team. .As conservative, well-connected alumni and fans realized African American players could help their teams win, they demanded black players, and got them.
The Red Sox were “cursed” for 86 years by stupid, racist management, not Babe Ruth’s ghost. Red Sox fans, media, and management perpetuated the myth of the curse as an excuse for being second-rate from the top down.
A collection of sports writing from “The New Yorker” showcases great athletes, events, and the best modern non-fiction writers of our time.
George Will’s political commentary reveals what he thinks. His two well-regarded baseball books reveal who he is: a smart, knowledgeable, romantic, but unsentimental fan.
Bill Veeck was one of the most innovative, colorful owners in baseball history, but he’s remembered for sending a midget (little person) to bat in a real, official game.
Thurman Munson’s newest biography, the third, has the whole story of his fatal plane crash, the demons he fought all his life, and a humanity he only allowed his closest friends and family saw.
Henry Aaron might have been “the last hero” as the title of his biography says. How many athletes, celebrities, or politicians under 60 would you want your children to be like when they grow up?